The church of Muhos was completed in 1634 and is the third church in the parish. Muhos church is the oldest wooden church in Finland, which has been preserved almost in its original shape. It is built in the form of a rectangular basilica, a so called buttress church. Torninrakentaja-Hannu (Hannu the Tower Builder) is regarded as the builder of the church. There are 500 seats in the church.
The pulpit was built by Mikael Sigfridsson Balt, a carpenter and a sculptor, late in the seventeenth century. On the canopy there stand two angels dressed in white playing trombones and between the angels there is the Saviour with a flag of victory and the globe in his hands. It is assumed that these sculptures are a booty from Germany during the Thirty Year´s War (1618-48). A dove, the symbol of the holy spirit, is hanging from the canopy of the pulpit.
In the 1762 the church was completely renovated and the belfry was built under the guidance of Matti Honka, a famous church builder. The belfry represents the Ostrobothnian Renaissance style. There are two church bells. The bigger one was cast in Stockholm 1757 and the smaller in Helsinki 1885.
During the period of 1773-75 the church was illustrated with paintings of biblical motifs by Emanuel Granberg, a church painter, who was born in Vihanti. When the windows were enlarged and increased in number in 1839, some of the wall paintings in the church hall were destroyed. The ones that survived were covered later with boarding. Some of Granberg´s paintings have been preserved to the present day on the walls of the sacristy and on the gallery balustrade, where from left to right the prophets Ezekiel, Isaiah, Hosea, Jeremiah and Daniel are depicted.References:
The two-tiered Roman amphitheatre is probably the most prominent tourist attraction in the city of Arles, which thrived in Roman times. Built in 90 AD, the amphitheatre was capable of seating over 20,000 spectators, and was built to provide entertainment in the form of chariot races and bloody hand-to-hand battles. Today, it draws large crowds for bullfighting as well as plays and concerts in summer.
The building measures 136 m in length and 109 m wide, and features 120 arches. It has an oval arena surrounded by terraces, arcades on two levels (60 in all), bleachers, a system of galleries, drainage system in many corridors of access and staircases for a quick exit from the crowd. It was obviously inspired by the Colosseum in Rome (in 72-80), being built slightly later (in 90).
With the fall of the Empire in the 5th century, the amphitheatre became a shelter for the population and was transformed into a fortress with four towers (the southern tower is not restored). The structure encircled more than 200 houses, becoming a real town, with its public square built in the centre of the arena and two chapels, one in the centre of the building, and another one at the base of the west tower.
This new residential role continued until the late 18th century, and in 1825 through the initiative of the writer Prosper Mérimée, the change to national historical monument began. In 1826, expropriation began of the houses built within the building, which ended by 1830 when the first event was organized in the arena - a race of the bulls to celebrate the taking of Algiers.
Arles Amphitheatre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with other Roman buildings of the city, as part of the Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments group.