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Le Pantheon

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Le Pantheon

  1. 1. Le Panthéon Alex Jacqueline
  2. 2. • The Pantheon Was Originally Built As A Church Located In The Latin Quarter. (Paris, France)
  3. 3. • The Former Church Was Completed In 1789. It Took 31 Years To Build Due To Insufficient Funds And The Former Architecture, Jacques- Germain Soufflot, Died Before He Could Completely Build It.
  4. 4. • The Church Was Then Converted To A Mausoleum But Has Changed Between The Two Since Its Original Intention
  5. 5. • quot;Aux Grands Homme La Patrie Reconnaissate.quot; Is Inscripted Above The Entrance. The Translation Means quot;For Great Men The Grateful Nation.quot;
  6. 6. • Leon Foucault Proved The Earth’s Rotation By Building A Pendulum In The Pantheon. (1851)
  7. 7. • The Original Church Came With 42 Windows. They Were Covered Up To Give The Mausoleum A More “Darker” Atmosphere.
  8. 8. Bibliography http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/paris-pantheon.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panth%C3%A9on_(Paris) http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/2585523040_827f03d959.jpg http://france.archiseek.com/ile_de_france/paris/images/pantheon_crypt_l ge.jpg http://loki814.tripod.com/europe/pics/foucault.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2539002802_06c89ee6eb.jpg http://www.planetware.com/paris/pantheon-f-p-pan.htm http://farm1.static.flickr.com/12/18942212_8efb603f2b.jpg

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