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The dome of the Pantheon, seen from the inside. The dome is 43 meters in diameter. The oculus is open to the air: there are drainage holes in the floor. It was built as a pagan temple around 125 AD, later consecrated as a Catholic church, and is still in use as such today - although constantly flooded by tourists.

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Last modified: 2009-05-29 by giles