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  • Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel

    06/17/2018 3:56:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Thu 14 Jun 2018 | Steven Morris
    A seventh-century slate window ledge inscribed with an intriguing mix of Latin, Greek and Celtic words, names and symbols has been unearthed at Tintagel Castle in north Cornwall. The discovery adds weight to the view that the rugged coastal site, which is most often associated with the legend of King Arthur, was home in the early middle ages to a sophisticated and multicultural port community. Put together with other finds including Iberian goblets and bowls from what is now Turkey, the slate ledge suggests Tintagel may well have been an important royal base with trade links stretching from Europe’s Atlantic...
  • Details of the so-called Arthur Stone Discovery at Tintagel

    11/24/2014 3:56:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Britannia.com ^ | 1990s | David Nash Ford
    A small piece of slate was discovered during excavations on Tintagel Island inscribed with the name "Artognov". Is this the first real proof of King Arthur's existence? Was he really born at Tintagel as legend insists? On 6th August 1998, English Heritage revealed that during the last week of digging on the Eastern terraces of Tintagel Island, a broken piece of Cornish slate (8" by 14") was discovered bearing the name "Artognov". It was excavated on July 4th, by Kevin Brady, an archaeologist working with a team from Glasgow University. "As the stone came out, when I saw the letters...
  • Divers find remains of lost treasure ship President at Loe Bar (Trunc)

    06/11/2018 4:12:04 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    Cornwall Live ^ | 10 June 2018 | Graeme Wilkenson
    The final voyage of the President includes an account of a sea battle with pirates, a great storm and how the only two survivors were attacked by Cornishmen on the shore The final voyage of the President includes an account of a sea battle with pirates, a great storm and how the only two survivors were attacked by Cornishmen on the shore Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Storm Brian batters Porthleven in Cornwall Divers have discovered cannons and an anchor thought to be from...
  • Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies

    06/07/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/6/2018 | Bill Federer
    Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvania’s founder. Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty. The skull pirate flag, called the “Jolly Roger,” was adapted from the flag of...
  • Ancient Cornish barrow site discovered

    04/02/2018 2:47:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thu, Mar 29, 2018 | Australian National University news release
    An Archaeologist at The Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a prehistoric Bronze-Age barrow, or burial mound, on a hill in Cornwall and is about to start excavating the untouched site which overlooks the English Channel. The site dates back to around 2,000 BC and was discovered by chance when ANU Archaeologist Dr Catherine Frieman, who was conducting geophysical surveys of a known site outside the village of Looe in Cornwall, was approached by a farmer about a possible site in a neighbouring field... Dr Frieman said ancient barrows in the UK are usually always burial sites, although in Cornwall...
  • Find Of Roman Coins Shows Ancient Britons In A New Light

    02/25/2007 6:07:08 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies · 1,764+ views
    Find of Roman coin shows ancient Britons in a new light By Daily Telegraph Reporter Last Updated: 1:34am GMT 26/02/2007 Experts are excited about a rare coin unearthed by an amateur treasure hunter which could change the accepted ancient history of Britain. The silver denarius which dates back to the Roman Republic — before Julius Caesar made Rome an empire — was unearthed near Fowey in Cornwall. Dating from 146 BC, it shows how ancient Britons were trading with the Romans well before the country was conquered in AD 43. "It proves that there was a lot more going on...
  • Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

    08/10/2016 1:38:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/3/16 | Nicola Harley
    A royal palace has been discovered in the area reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. The palace discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall is believed to date from the sixth century - around the time that the legendary king may have lived. They believe the one-metre thick walls being unearthed are from a 6th century palace belonging to the rulers of the ancient south-west British kingdom of Dumnonia. Excavations have been taking place at the site as part of a five-year research project being run by English Heritage at the 13th century Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to find out...
  • Brexit remorse? UK lawmaker calls for Parliament to ignore EU referendum as millions call for...

    06/25/2016 2:55:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 25, 2016
    <p>The aftershocks of Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union continued to reverberate Saturday, as more than 2 million people signed an online petition calling for a second vote and one lawmaker said Parliament should overturn the result.</p>
  • Labour MP Demands Parliament Ignore ‘Madness’ Brexit Vote

    06/26/2016 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Breitbart London
    A British opposition lawmaker says Parliament should stop the “madness” Iand overturn the result of a referendum calling for Britain to leave the European Union. Labour legislator David Lammy says Thursday’s national vote was non-binding and “our sovereign Parliament needs to now vote on whether we should quit the EU.” David Lammy ‏@DavidLammy 21h21 hours ago Wake up. We do not have to do this. We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament. My statement below 16,725 retweets 15,684 likes              
  • Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose

    06/24/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by kingu · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:32 EST, 24 June 2016 | FLORA DRURY
    Full Title: Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose the Ł60million a year it gets in EU subsidies Cornwall voted to leave with 182,665 votes for Brexit to 140,540 for Remain But Cornwall, one of the poorest parts of England, gets Ł60m from the EU Council leader now begging Westminster to 'protect Cornwall's position' Social media users hit out at county voters for 'not reading the fine print' Cornwall has begun pleading for reassurances that it won't lose the Ł60million a year it gets from the EU - just hours after the county's residents...
  • Discovery Of Roman Coins In Devon Redraws Map Of Empire

    06/22/2016 11:47:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Steven Morris
    The discovery of a few muddy coins in a Devon paddock by a pair of amateur metal detector enthusiasts has led to the redrawing of the boundary of the Roman empire in south-west Britain. Previously it had been thought that Ancient Rome’s influence did not stretch beyond Exeter but the find has resulted in a major archaeological dig that has unearthed more coins, a stretch of Roman road and the remnants of vessels from France and the Mediterranean once full of wine, olive oil and garum -- fish sauce. The far south-west of Britain has long been seen as an...
  • 8 Long-Lost Brough Motorcycles Found Rotting Are Up for Sale

    12/15/2015 1:51:48 PM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    Villamars ^ | 2.15.15 | Alex Davies
    Bonhams will auction off eight Brough Superior motorcycles, which spent five decades in barns in a Cornwall village before their discovery.
  • Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’

    11/25/2013 6:29:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 11-26-2013 | EMMA COWING
    Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot – which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales – Arthur was actually Arthur Mac Aedan, the sixth-century son of an ancient King of Scotland, whose Camelot was a marsh in Argyll. He also suggests that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from a stone at Dunadd near Kilmartin, died near Falkirk and was buried on the Hebridean island of Iona, which he declares to be Avalon. Ardrey, an amateur historian who works as an advocate in Edinburgh and previously...
  • Cornish beauty spot 'possible mass grave' site

    09/13/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | September, 11 2015 | unattributed
    A possible mass grave of more than 200 sailors has been discovered at a Cornish beauty spot. The National Trust will excavate the site near Lizard Point after geophysical surveys revealed a "mass burial pit". HMS Royal Anne crashed on to rocks and sank off Lizard Point in 1721 with the loss of 207 sailors. A three-year study has found it appears the washed-up bodies were buried on land at Pistil Meadow. 'Skeletal material' National Trust archaeologist Jim Parry said the geophysical survey results "seem to be showing a very large mass burial pit". He said the excavation, to be...
  • David Cameron has been surfing in sewage on his summer holiday in Cornwall

    08/31/2015 6:51:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 29 August 2015 | Tom Bevan
    David and Samantha Cameron have unwittingly been swimming at a beauty spot tainted by raw sewage. The chillaxing PM and his wife have enjoyed a daily swim off Polzeath in Cornwall on one of their three summer family holidays - unaware that untreated human effluent was flowing into the beauty spot. South West Water has warned the excrement was being pumped into the sea due to the heavy rain on Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon.
  • Genetic Survey Reveals Hidden Celts Of England

    12/06/2001 6:35:33 AM PST · by blam · 266 replies · 14,233+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 12-02-2001 | John Elliott/Tom Robbins
    SUNDAY DECEMBER 02 2001 Genetic survey reveals hidden Celts of England JOHN ELLIOTT AND TOM ROBBINS THE Celts of Scotland and Wales are not as unique as some of them like to think. New research has revealed that the majority of Britons living in the south of England share the same DNA as their Celtic counterparts. The findings, based on the DNA analysis of more than 2,000 people, poses the strongest challenge yet to the conventional historical view that the ancient Britons were forced out of most of England by hordes of Anglo-Saxon invaders. It suggests that far from being ...
  • British Jews Outraged Over ‘Hitlers Walk’ Sign (Mevagissey, Cornwall)

    02/01/2015 8:36:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2015, 4:21 AM | Ben Ariel
    The Jewish community in Cornwall, Britain, expressed anger over the weekend after a local village agreed to reinstate a sign saying “Hitlers Walk”, the BBC reported. The sign for a park overlooking the village Mevagissey was taken down by the now-defunct Restormel Council in 2005 after complaints that it was inappropriate. Now, however, Mevagissey Parish Council has ordered a new sign, saying that is what local people call the park, according to the BBC. The park, located on a sloping site a little smaller than a football pitch at the top of Polkirt Hill, was named in the 1930s after...
  • The Priesthood in England - Conclusion

    01/23/2015 4:10:56 AM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 3 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | January 23, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    Anglicans have held to the Roman account of the priesthood as an order originating with Jesus' Apostles. This idea was beautifully developed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict), who wrote: Of great importance for our question is the fact that Jesus gave His power to the Apostles in such a way that He made their ministry, as it were, a continuation of His own mission. "He who receives you receives me". He Himself says to the Twelve (Mt 10:40; cf. Lk 10:16; Jn 13:10). Many other texts in which Jesus gives His power to the disciples could here be...
  • The Priesthood in England - Part 3

    01/22/2015 5:36:19 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 2 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | January 22, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    Mining in Cornwall and Devon in the south west of England began as early as 2150 BC. The Ding Dong mine is one of the oldest mines in Cornwall. An old miner told A. K. Hamilton Jenkin in the early 1940's: "Why, they do say there's only one mine in Cornwall older than Dolcoath, and that's Ding Dong, which was worked before the time of Jesus Christ." (Hamilton Jenkin, A. K. Cornwall and its People. London: J. M. Dent; p. 347) Hawkins, Christopher Hawkins wrote a book titled Observations on the Tin Trade of the Ancients in Cornwall (1811) in...
  • Author Says a Whole Culture -- Not a Single 'Homer' -- Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

    01/05/2015 1:09:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 4, 2015 | Simon Worrall
    In Why Homer Matters, historian and award-winning author Adam Nicolson suggests that Homer be thought of not as a person but as a tradition and that the works attributed to him go back a thousand years earlier than generally believed. Speaking from his home in England, Nicolson describes how being caught in a storm at sea inspired his passion for Homer, how the oral bards of the Scottish Hebrides may hold the key to understanding Homer's works, and why smartphones are connecting us to ancient oral traditions in new and surprising ways... About ten years ago, I set off sailing...