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Kuremaa Manor

The estate founded at the beginning of the 16th century was properly finished in the middle of the 19th century while owned by the von Oettingen family. The stately Late-Classical main building was completed on the estate in 1853, and now houses a vocational school. At a distance of 2.5 km from the manor, you can find the family cemetery of the von Oettingens with a Neo-Gothic funeral chapel (1890s). Reference: Estonian ...
Founded: 1853 | Location: Jõgeva, Estonia

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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.