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Härgla Manor

First mentioned in 1519, Härgla manor belonged to the von Maydell family in the Middle Ages. Later it had many owners, till the von Wetter-Rosenthal family obtained it for a longer period in the 19th century. The two-storied main building has been built in several parts during 17-19th centuries. The building has one of the most beautiful Classicistic pillar porches of the beginning of the 19th century in Estonia. Fro ...
Founded: 18-19th centuries | Location: Raplamaa, 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.