King Arthur's Round Table Uncovered in Scotland

Or so say archaeologists who have been surveying the King's Knot
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2011 10:32 AM CDT
Stirling Castle.   (©GOC53)

(Newser) – A little more than a year ago, the Telegraph reported that excited historians in England claimed to have found the site of King Arthur's round table. Apparently, it's been discovered again ... in Scotland. The Telegraph reports archaeologists have been researching a geometrical earthwork called the King's Knot, which is located in the former gardens of Stirling Castle. Though the Knot in its current form dates to about 1620, archaeologists suspected that its center mound was actually much older—and they say their findings have confirmed that is so.

"Archaeologists using remote-sensing geophysics, have located remains of a circular ditch and other earthworks beneath the King's Knot," says the historian who jumpstarted the project, which also uncovered other ditches and remnants of buildings. "Of course, we cannot say that King Arthur was there, but ... the finds show that the present mound was created on an older site and throws new light on a tradition that King Arthur's Round Table was located in this vicinity," he adds. Since the year 1375, poets and writers have noted that Stirling Castle was home to the round table.

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