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Zelená Hora Castle

Zelená Hora ('Green Mountain') is a castle on the north side of Nepomuk. The church has been a pilgrimage site since the 1700s. There was originally a fortified church built in the late 14th century. It was forfified probably in 1419-1420 during Hussite Wars.  The current castle was built in 1669-1696 by Šternberk family in Baroque style. In 1819 Václav Hanka"s forged medieval Manuscript of Zelená H ...
Founded: 1669-1696 | Location: Nepomuk, 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.