Tombs in the Pantheon, Rome

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy has the distinction of holding three important tombs.  The first is that of the Italian painter and architect Raphael.  Despite what Dan Brown wrote in his book Angels and Demons, Raphael’s tomb has always been located in the Pantheon.  Above Raphael’s tomb is a sculpture of the Madonna del Sasso created by Raphael’s student Lorenzetto.  The other important tombs are those of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy, and Umberto I, Victor Emmanuel’s successor.

Madonna del Sasso

Madonna del Sasso

SOURCE:  Madonna del Sasso (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Raphael's Tomb

Raphael’s Tomb

SOURCE:  Raphael’s Tomb (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Tomb of Victor Emmanuel II

Tomb of Victor Emmanuel II

SOURCE:  Tomb of Victor Emmanuel II (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Tomb of Umberto I

Tomb of Umberto I

SOURCE:  Tomb of Umberto I (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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