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Archaeologists carry out first dig at tomb linked to King Arthur
Phys dot org ^ | July 5, 2022 | Joe Stafford, University of Manchester

Posted on 07/09/2022 6:54:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Archaeologists from The University of Manchester have started a dig at a 5,000-year-old tomb linked to King Arthur...

Arthur's Stone is a Neolithic chambered tomb which has never previously been excavated, but English Heritage say that similar examples in the same region have been found to contain incomplete skeletal remains of several people, together with flint flakes, arrowheads and pottery.

Today, only the large stones of the inner chamber remains, which is placed in a mound of earth and stones whose original size and shape remains a mystery. The chamber is formed of nine upright stones, with an enormous capstone estimated to weigh more than 25 tonnes on top.

Like many prehistoric monuments in western England and Wales, this tomb has been linked to King Arthur since before the 13th century. According to legend, it was here that Arthur slew a giant who left the impression of his elbows on one of the stones as he fell.

More recently, the author C.S. Lewis is thought to have been inspired by the area when creating his fictional world of Narnia—with Arthur's Stone the inspiration for the stone table upon which Aslan the Lion is sacrificed in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe." ...

It was assumed that Arthur's Stone stood within a wedge-shaped stone cairn, similar to those found in the Cotswolds and South Wales, but Manchester's Professor Julian Thomas and Cardiff's Professor Keith Ray found that the monument originally extended into a field to the southwest, and may have taken the form of a low turf mound with rounded ends. Professors Thomas and Professor Ray will also lead the upcoming excavations, with the participation of students from Cardiff University and a series of American institutions.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: arthursstone; aslan; cslewis; england; godsgravesglyphs; herefordshire; kingarthur; narnia; neolithic
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(nothing at all do to with King Arthur, btw)
Credit: University of Manchester
Credit: University of Manchester

1 posted on 07/09/2022 6:54:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

King Arthur is merely the hook


2 posted on 07/09/2022 6:57:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Biden told Al Roker "America is back". Unfortunately, he meant back to the 1970's)
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To: SunkenCiv

It looks unhEnged


3 posted on 07/09/2022 7:01:32 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fascinating,


4 posted on 07/09/2022 7:01:50 AM PDT by miserare ( Impeach Joe Biden!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Arthur went to Avalon. EVERYBODY knows that!


5 posted on 07/09/2022 7:01:53 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Be kind to each other, unless the other guy is a dumbass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“He must be a king.”

“How do you know?”

“He hasn’t got s___ all over him!”


6 posted on 07/09/2022 7:03:37 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: AppyPappy

King Arthur 5000 years ago???


7 posted on 07/09/2022 7:04:10 AM PDT by arthurus ( covfefe U)
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To: 240B; 75thOVI; Adder; albertp; asgardshill; At the Window; bitt; blu; BradyLS; cajungirl; ...
This tomb was thousands of years old by the time of the alleged existence of King Arthur.
The other GGG topics added since the previous digest ping, chrono sort:

8 posted on 07/09/2022 7:04:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Isn’t he supposed to come back? Or is that when Britain needs him most?


9 posted on 07/09/2022 7:05:45 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping, SunkenCiv!


10 posted on 07/09/2022 7:06:57 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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Some tabs I’ve had open for a month and not posted:

https://sharonjanethague.com/interview-with-jean-pierre-houdin/

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-saber-found-greek-monastery

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/earthanware-pitos-found-in-turkeys-prusias-ad-hypium

Hmm, I think we’ve had a topic about this, will check later:

https://www.livescience.com/rare-viking-sword-discovered-norway

And, these are new:

https://arkeonews.net/a-3800-year-old-cylinder-seal-was-discovered-at-turkeys-tepebag-mound-excavations/

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/07/research-on-genomic-history-of-remote-pacific-islands-yields-surprising-findings/


11 posted on 07/09/2022 7:07:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Yup, that’s were he found his love, beside the bay.


12 posted on 07/09/2022 7:08:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

BTTT


13 posted on 07/09/2022 7:08:12 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: N. Theknow

:^)


14 posted on 07/09/2022 7:08:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: BradyLS
My pleasure.

15 posted on 07/09/2022 7:09:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: dfwgator

They should be looking in the area for some moistened bink.


16 posted on 07/09/2022 7:10:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: AppyPappy; arthurus
It shows the tenuous nature of oral traditions, including the one that led to King Arthur in the first place.

17 posted on 07/09/2022 7:11:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: miserare
I wish we some of this around here.

18 posted on 07/09/2022 7:11:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: dfwgator

Listen — strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.


19 posted on 07/09/2022 7:12:13 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: SunkenCiv

Linked to King Arthur?? Really. Let’s ask Merlin.


20 posted on 07/09/2022 7:14:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ( )
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