Today, the Pantheon is a standard stop on any visit to Rome. The best-preserved building surviving from ancient Rome, it is a rotunda topped with an enormous dome. Now, wherever you live, you can use this app to take a virtual field trip to the Pantheon with Steven Zucker and Beth Harris of Smarthistory as your guides. While you freely explore the exterior forecourt and interior sanctuary of the reconstructed complex, they will explain what you are seeing and its significance. You can toggle between the site today and the way it looked in antiquity. Learn about the design and decoration of the building, the nature of the religious cult housed in it, and how it was the scene of a recurrent solar spectacle each year on Rome’s birthday. When you are finished, go to the Rome Reborn website and take an assessment to see how your knowledge about the Pantheon stacks up against that of experts and other members of the Rome Reborn community.
- Self-guided tour of The Pantheon reconstructed in AD 320.
- Fade between then and now images to understand how the city looked compared to today.
- Visit romereborn.org to take quizzes and test your knowledge.