Cardboard kit Pantheon in Rome
Experience history and take it in your hands, literally
Cardboard kit Pantheon offers you one of the best preserved ancient buildings for modeling by yourself. The original Pantheon building is located since almost 2000 years at Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, being one of the sightseeing points of major significance.
A temple for all Gods
The Pantheon was opened for public in the year 118 AD, at a place which was then the field of Mars (campus martius), dedicated to the god of war Mars, nonetheless the temple was available to the worship of all pagan gods then - that is why it was named ‘Pantheon’ which means in Greek language ‘All gods’ (pan théos). Features:
- high difficulty level
- scale 1:300
- measures 28 x 19 x 16 centimeters
- contains seven sheets of construction material
A gigantic dome
The cupola of the Pantheon measures 43 meters in diameter what makes it the largest non-reinforced concrete construction of the world. Furthermore the Pantheon is among the oldest known concrete buildings of history. On top of the dome there is a central opening, named Opaion. According to a tale no drop of rain will fall through it because of favorable air streams and supernatural powers - despite the fact it has nine meters in diameter.
Accuracy down to the detail
Much effort has been put into the cardboard kit Pantheon as to recapture the original to the highest detail level possible. Now with this cardboard kit Pantheon world history and a legendary example of building tradition may come into your class room or home. Just like the original in Rome our cardboard kit Pantheon features an entrance portal resting on 16 columns. Behind the portal the vast mass of the dome reaches to the sky. For achieving much accuracy in looks, a scale of 1:300 was chosen for the kit. This way you may even perceive details like the inscription text in latin which was hewn in stone over the portal and reads
‘M(arcus) AGRIPPA L(ucii) F(ilius) CO(n)S(ul) TERTIUM FECIT’ translated as: ‘Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, (when being in office) for the third time (as) consul made (this temple)’.
Altogether the cardboard kit Pantheon is a great piece of decoration!
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