Are you going on vacation to Rome, Italy anytime soon. If you are, make sure to go see the Pantheon.
The 16 massive Corinthian columns supporting the portico weigh 60 tons each. They are 39 feet tall, five feet in diameter and were brought to Rome from Egypt.
The columns were dragged more than 100 kilometers from the quarry to the Nile river on wooden sledges. They were floated by barge down the Nile River when the water level was higher during the spring floods, and then transferred to vessels to cross the Mediterranean Sea to the Roman port of Ostia. There, they were transferred back onto barges and pulled up the Tiber River into Rome.
The Columns support a triangle pediment with an inscription attributing the Pantheon to Marcus Agrippa: “M•AGRIPPA•L•F•COS•TERTIUM•FECIT” which means “It was built by Marcos Agrippa in his third consulate”.
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