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Luoto Church

Luoto Church was built in between 1785 and 1789 by Jacob Rijf, the church builder from Pietarsaari. The nearby Marieholm manse dates back to the 19th century. There has been also one of the first post offices in Finland.Luoto church environment is exceptionally well-preserved milieu in the Ostrobothnia area. It is defined as a national built heritage by National Board of Antiques.
Founded: 1785-1789 | Location: Luoto, Finland

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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.