Delta: Passing Time In Rome’s Pantheon

I got an acute sense of time passing inside Rome’s Pantheon. Not only because it was built almost two millennia ago, but because its ancient architecture acts as a colossal sun dial.


The perfectly round hole in the top of the dome – deemed almost architecturally impossible even today – pours sunlight onto window after window around the circular church. Hours, and even minutes, can be watched passing across the Pantheon’s beautiful walls.

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