Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Arthur's Round Table Found?

King's Knot
King Arthur's round table may have been found by archaeologists in Scotland
The King's Knot, a geometrical earthwork in the former royal gardens below Stirling Castle, has been shrouded in mystery for hundreds of years. Though the Knot as it appears today dates from the 1620s, its flat-topped central mound is thought to be much older. Writers going back more than six centuries have linked the landmark to the legend of King Arthur.

Archaeologists from Glasgow University, working with the Stirling Local History Society and Stirling Field and Archaeological Society, conducted the first ever non-invasive survey of the site in May and June in a bid to uncover some of its secrets. Their findings were show there was indeed a round feature on the site that pre-dates the visible earthworks...
Peter Meseldzija-King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
So King Arthur's Round table may not have been a "table" as such at all, but rather a table-like physical feature or construct, probably an iron age hill fort. Now we just need to figure out who King Arthur was...

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