08-05-2016, 07:52 PM #1
UK - Dark Ages palace discovered in area linked to Arthurian legend
Dark Ages royal palace discovered in Cornwall – in area closely linked to the legend of King Arthur
Discovery will ignite debate because, in medieval tradition, Arthur was said to have been conceived at Tintagel
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.
Possible 6th-Century Palace Found at Site Linked to King Arthur
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