Portico

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Unner the portico o the Pantheon

A portico (frae Italian) is a porch leadin tae the entrance o a biggin, or extendit as a colonnade, wi a ruif structur ower a walkway, supportit bi columns or enclosed bi waws. This idea wis widely uised in Auncient Greece an haes influenced mony culturs, includin maist Wastren culturs.