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Nejdek Castle

Nejdek Castle history is unclear. According to hypotheses, the castle was built from the end of the 13th century to the beginning of the 14th century. According to the feudal letter of 1341, the first documented castle owner was the knight Konrad Plick. At the beginning of the Thirty Years War the castle was probably still there and inhabited. In the course of the Counter-Reformation, rule came to Count Hermann Czernin in ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Nejdek, Czech Republic

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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.