Isca Roman Amphitheatre


The Roman fortress at ISCA was one of the most important military sites in Britain under the Roman Empire. It was the home of the 2nd Augustan Legion of 6,000 soldiers and horsemen.
The amphitheatre was built almost 2000 years ago and was believed to have been used for for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building was in use for approx 200 years after completion.

Legend has it that ISCA – now called Caerleon, was the first of King Arthur’s Courts, the Amphitheatre allegedly being the site of the famous Round Table.

Credits – Music: M Ciccone – Frozen

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