Pantheon dome – The largest Unreinforced concrete dome in the world and it is almost 2,000 years old

There are certain construction projects from ancient times that still amaze us today: The pyramids, the Partehnon, Stonehenge and so on. The Pantheon Dome is another one. It is made from concrete, but has none of the internal steel reinforcing rods (rebar) that we would use today to strengthen the concrete. Thus it is still the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world even though it is almost 2,000 years old.

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Constructing the Dome

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A little context

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