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Binderveld Castle

Binderveld Castle was first time mentioned in 1135 when it was owned by Olderic van Bilrevelt , who received the loan in 1135. The castle was rebuilt in 1635-1653 by Hieronymus Van Copis. The castle was again destroyed in 1637, now by State troops. Moreover, in 1728 the castle burned out completely due to an accident. It was rebuilt again in 1729. Only the gate tower and the residence have been preserved. In 1865 the draw ...
Founded: 1729 | Location: Nieuwerkerken, Belgium

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.