What is a rotunda?

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A rotunda is a building with a round ground plan. Many rotundas are covered by domes. The word is also sometimes used to refer to a circular room in a building.

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Who was the first president to lie in state in the rotunda?

Abraham Lincoln

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The original Declaration is now exhibited at the National Archives in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in Washington, DC. It is badly faded.

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