Kuorevesi church was completed in 1779 and it was built by the famous church builder Matti Pärnä (later Åkerblom). There may have been even three wooden churches before on the same site. The oldest known record of church dates from 1645. Kuorevesi church is one of the three so-called 'sacrifice churches' in Finland: it means local people have sacrificed money or other property for the church.
The interior dates from the restoration made in 1915. One of the church bells is donated by Queen Christina of Sweden in 1648. The valuable votive ship was donated by Markus Wiren in 1835. There is also a painting made by the famous painter Venny Soldan Brofelt.References:
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.