Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Name's The Same in (Almost) Any Language

Italy IT-192499 received 08-20-2012

Sent by: Mitch_04
From: Rome, Italy
ID number: IT-192499
Notes: The Pantheon in Rome was commissioned during the reign of Emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD).  It was completed by Emperor Hadrian (yeah, the guy who built the wall) and dedicated around 126 AD.  It has been in continuous use since it was built, and in the 7th Century, it has been a church dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs.

The caption on the back of the card just says "ROMA", and then lists the building's name in five languages: Il Pantheon (Italian), The Pantheon (English - duh!), Le Pantheon (French), Das Pantheon (German), and El Panteón (Spanish).  If it wasn't for that darn Spanish, it would be called Pantheon in every language.

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