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Wéris Megalithic Field

Wéris village well known for its megaliths, including dolmens and menhirs. There is a 'Museum of Megaliths' in the centre of the village. Listed as an exceptional heritage site of Wallonia, The North Dolmen of Wéris is part of a megalithic field stretching about 8 km long and 300 m wide. In the current state of research, this megalithic field consists of two covered walkway dolmens with associated ...
Founded: 3000 BC | Location: Wéris, 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.