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King Arthur’s Birthplace Revealed or Not???

Tintagel castle in Cornwall has a long association with the Arthurian legends Image courtesy: Google

It is believed that the palace of King Arthur of sixth century has been discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall. According to the experts it has been reported that, one meter thick wall has been found unearthed and it is believed that this is the part of the palace of 6th century rulers of south-west British kingdom of Dumnonia.

The Excavations

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The ruins of the upper mainland courtyards of the Medieval Tintagel Castle, Cornwall Image courtesy: Google

The excavations are done by a five year project run by the English Heritage at the Tintagel Castle of 13th century. It is being examined whether there is any part of historic site of 5th to 7th centuries. It is to be mentioned in this regard that the CAU or the Cornwall Archaeological Unit is a part of the Cornwall Council and it is using the cutting edge techniques to discover if there any vestige.

The Discoveries

King Arthur's Birthplace? Exacavacation in progress Image courtesy: Google
King Arthur’s Birthplace? Excavation in progress Image courtesy: Google

They discovered already 150 fragments of pottery and glass which are the signs of habitation of wealthy individuals. The researchers have found many more things that indicate there was a palace of 6th century. The experts said after examining the pottery fragments that these were made in western Turkey and these could be of 5th to 7th centuries. According to the source it is the most significant archaeological program since 1990s. However the excavation is at the first stage of its five years project.

Conclusion

 Picture of statue at Tintagel - King Arthur Image courtesy: Google
Picture of statue at Tintagel – King Arthur Image courtesy: Google

After this excavation we would be getting vast information on great King Arthur. Till date we had only some writings of the 6th century monk Gildas who wrote on the king. Now we have more information of his kingdom and the culture of that era. Let’s the excavation be done to have more new stories about that era.

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