Roman Pantheon detail

pantheon

Etymology fact:
Pantheon is an ancient Greek composite word meaning All Gods: (Pan /”Παν” = meaning all + Theon / “Θεον”= meaning “Gods”. The ancient Roman writer Cassius Dio speculated that the name comes either from the statues of so many gods placed around this building or from the resemblance of the dome to the heavens.
Since the French Revolution, when the church of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, was deconsecrated and turned into the secular monument called the Panthéon of Paris, the generic term pantheon has sometimes been applied to other buildings in which illustrious dead are honoured or buried.

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