Saturday, August 06, 2016

Dark Ages Royal Palace Discovered In Cornwall – In Area Closely Linked To The Legend Of King Arthur

Reblogged from The Story Reading Ape, as reblogged from TheBreakAway:

David Keys
August 5, 2016

The mysterious origins of the British archaeological site most often associated with the legend of King Arthur have just become even more mysterious.

Archaeologists have discovered the impressive remains of a probable Dark Age royal palace at Tintagel in Cornwall. It is likely that the one-metre thick
walls being unearthed are those of the main residence of the 6th century rulers of an ancient south-west British kingdom, known as Dumnonia.

Scholars have long argued about whether King Arthur actually existed or whether he was in reality a legendary character formed through the conflation of
a series of separate historical and mythological figures.

But the discovery by English Heritage-funded archaeologists of a probable Dark Age palace at Tintagel will certainly trigger debate in Arthurian studies
circles – because, in medieval tradition, Arthur was said to have been conceived at Tintagel as a result of an illicit union…

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Rita said...

Now that is interesting indeed! :)

Victoria Zigler said...

*nods in agreement with Rita*

Jeanie said...

I heard about this on the radio. Very exciting (Arthur or not!) to dig up such a wonderful remnant of English history. It will be interesting to follow these developments.

Victoria Zigler said...

Absolutely! History is interesting for itself too.

IntenseGuy said...

This is really intriguing! I will have to keep an eye open to see what else they might discover.

Victoria Zigler said...

Indeed! I thought you might find it interesting.