A Fascinating Discovery
The Pantheon in Rome is one of the masterpieces of ancient Roman architecture, from an artistic point of view and for the buildin technique: it has the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world, which was always sudied and admired.
The book follows its story and explains the secrets of its construction. Most of all is focused on archeo-astronomy, showing the luminous phenomena that take place there.
In the Pantheon we made our most fascinating discovery: the Arc of Light and the Square of Light which are seen only for a few days during the year and had a precise symbolic meaning, that you will discover reading this book.
1. The largest Dome in the World
2. The Interior
3. A Brief History
4. The Theft of the Precious Marbles
5. Archaeoastronomy in the Pantheon: the dome as a celestial vault
6. The Illuminations of the Pantheon (Hierophanies)
7. Our Discoveries: the Arc and the Square of Light
7a. The Arch of Light
7b. The Square of Light
8. Symbolic Meaning
8a. The Illuminations of April
8b. The Illuminations of September
8c. Continuity in Divine Symbols
8d. Continuity of Luminous Symbols
9. The Gods of the Pantheon
9a. Ancient Sources: the "Kiss of the Sun"
9b. Hadrian and the Pantheon
Bibliography and List of References