Space Invaders have never looked this cultured.
Len Copland, 53, spotted one of the alien creatures from the classic Atari game in the Pantheon during a romantic weekend in Rome.
Light shining through a hole in the roof combined with embossing on the curved walls caused the effect.A beam of sunlight shining through the hole in the top of the roof of the Pantheon created this (Picture: SWNS)
‘Everyone else was taking pictures of paintings and sculptures but I noticed what seemed to be a face that resembled two eyes and a moustache, ’ said experienced photographer Copland, who took a picture.
‘On closer inspection and with a smile on my face, I decided it was like one of the space invaders from the gaming machines from the 1970s.
‘I got very excited and started trying to annoy my wife and saying “oh look what I’ve done” and she was having none of it and was just looking at the paintings.’
The Pantheon is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, built around 14AD, and has the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.