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    Historians locate King Arthur's Round Table

    Historians claim to have finally located the site of King Arthur’s Round Table – and believe it could have seated 1,000 people.


    By Martin Evans
    Published: 11:46AM BST 11 Jul 2010


    Historians claim to have found the site of Camelot Photo: photolibrary.com


    Researchers exploring the legend of Britain’s most famous Knight believe his stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester.

    Legend has it that his Knights would gather before battle at a round table where they would receive instructions from their King.



    But rather than it being a piece of furniture, historians believe it would have been a vast wood and stone structure which would have allowed more than 1,000 of his followers to gather.
    Historians believe regional noblemen would have sat in the front row of a circular meeting place, with lower ranked subjects on stone benches grouped around the outside.
    They claim rather than Camelot being a purpose built castle, it would have been housed in a structure already built and left over by the Romans.
    Camelot historian Chris Gidlow said: “The first accounts of the Round Table show that it was nothing like a dining table but was a venue for upwards of 1,000 people at a time.
    “We know that one of Arthur’s two main battles was fought at a town referred to as the City of Legions. There were only two places with this title. One was St Albans but the location of the other has remained a mystery.”
    The recent discovery of an amphitheatre with an execution stone and wooden memorial to Christian martyrs, has led researchers to conclude that the other location is Chester.
    Mr Gidlow said: “In the 6th Century, a monk named Gildas, who wrote the earliest account of Arthur’s life, referred to both the City of Legions and to a martyr’s shrine within it. That is the clincher. The discovery of the shrine within the amphitheatre means that Chester was the site of Arthur’s court and his legendary Round Table.”

    Historians locate King Arthur's Round Table - Telegraph

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    Sounds like beaurocracy was a bugger back then as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Chester.
    Long way from Tintagel & Glastonbury.

    So, while the Arabs were doing things like inventing navigation, trigonometry, the solar calendar, irrigation and trading, the Brit's still don't even know where their seat of government was. Quaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Chester.
    Long way from Tintagel & Glastonbury.

    the Brit's still don't even know where their seat of government was. Quaint.
    Of course we do !! It's three inches behind our balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    The discovery of the shrine within the amphitheatre means that Chester was the site of Arthur’s court and his legendary Round Table
    I don't following the logic behind that conclusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Long way from Tintagel & Glastonbury.
    Bloody lovely parts of the country...

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    So, while the Arabs were doing things like inventing navigation, trigonometry, the solar calendar, irrigation and trading, the Brit's still don't even know where their seat of government was. Quaint.
    I but for all their cleverness...we still took over there country and nicked all their shit...so they weren't so good and clever after all..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    The discovery of the shrine within the amphitheatre means that Chester was the site of Arthur’s court and his legendary Round Table.”
    Cobblers, it was this one and I've got it in me lounge....you get a segment each...to stick ya nosh on...bugger a 1,000 people coming round...


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    While there may have been a rebel leader against Rome of sorts in the region at the time, and Arturious ( Arturian..? ) may have been his name, this is wholly unsubstantiated - sort of like the Jesus myth.
    Probably a real man but with so much rumor and conjecture piled on, think of it -thousand of years of humans gossiping.

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