The Pantheon was built by Emperor Hadrian between AD118 and AD125 and is one of Europe's best preserved ancient buildings. It superseded two previous temples on the site, the first having been built by Marcus Agrippa. Hadrian retained the name of the original builder on any Roman monuments he rebuilt or restored, hence the name in the lettering across the building's fašade. Very little of the marble seen on the interior walls is original, although it is thought to be to Hadrian's original decorative scheme. Much of the paved floor, however, although extensively repaired, is believed to be original.
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