Excavate stone of King Arthur: archaeologists hope to find his remains in that place
Surely you have read books, or seen movies about a king in Great Britain who gallantly fought off invasions at the beginning of the 6th century that were carried out in that territory, however, the existence of King Arthur is still questioned due to the little evidence of his remains.
That’s why archaeologists from the University of Manchester have launched an excavation at a tomb in Herefordshire where the legendary King Arthur is said to have defeated a giant.
The tomb, which dates to somewhere between 3,700 BC and 2,700 BC, is situated on a hilltop outside the village of Dorstone in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley.
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Surprising discoveries of Arthur’s Stone
According to the first reports, the researchers have been surprised by the discoveries of that tomb where there would be more activity than previously thought.
“We found that there were more expansive traces of the monument,” Julian Thomas, a professor of archeology at the University of Manchester, who is leading the project, told Dailymail.
The team has found evidence of “a small low grass mound with a wooden palisade around it” and traces of an “avenue of vertical timbers in a series of post holes” that could indicate the presence of a ceremonial path leading to the monument.
“What we have is evidence of the fact that these people were here long before they were originally reported to be here,” said Mary Elizabeth Ong, another member of the team.
Arthur’s stone as such dates back to 3,700 BC, becoming one of the most outstanding prehistoric monuments in that country. “Our work seeks to restore it to its rightful place in the history of Neolithic Britain,” added Thomas.
The works are only in their first phase, therefore, it is expected to draw conclusions later when the excavations deepen.