THE MEDIEVAL TIMES
May 14, 2013 | York, England
NEW STUDY: Could King Arthur Be Real?
Riothamus was an actual British noble or king that lived in the Medieval Age, which dates from 400 CE to 1500 CE. His name literally translates to "supreme king" or "supremely royal", so his name may be a dramatization shown by the writers of the time. He is accounted as the commander that drove the Saxons from the British Isles, winning a decisive battle at Mount Badon. He is supposedly buried near Avalon, the mystical island where its residents blur the line between the living and the dead. However, a tomb was found near Glastonbury Abbey containing two bodies, a man's and a woman's, and a cross made of lead. The cross supposedly was inscribed with words proclaiming the man to be Arthur, and the woman to be his queen, Gwenivere. However, the cross was stolen from the church around 800 CE. Forensic tests on the bodies detailing their facial structures determine that the bodies are markedly similar to portraits of Riothamus and Gwenivere, but other than that, there is no real proof of either of them being "the real deal."
Our other choice, Ambrosius Aurelainus, has a more detailed history. He was probably born around 420-430 CE, and is one of the sons of Constantine III, one of the later emperors of the Roman Empire. Unfortunately, besides that, there is no However, Constantine was murdered, as were most of his brothers, and Ambrosius moved to Britain after a few more years of paranioia. He slowly climbed up the political ladder under a very prominent ruler called Vortigern, eventually being recognized as the High King over southern Britain, and second-in-command to Vortigern. He was also a very capable military leader, and is also credited with the routing of the Saxons from Britain as well as their defeat at Mount Badon. However, by the time that battle rolled around, Ambrosius was well over fifty years old, and the probability of a 50-year-old man riding a horse into battle while wearing hundred-plus-pound armor and wielding a large sword isn't very likely. So, the only conclusion is that the man who beat the Saxons must have been a replacement commander. This commander could have been either Riothamus, who was mentioned earlier in the article, or an actual Arthur.
Unfortunately, there is still scarce evidence about either of these kings, and the research continues, ultimately awaiting an epic conclusion.
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Camelot: Lost and Found
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Camelot has been marked in many locations, but the most prominent area is Cadbury Castle, a medieval era fort dating back to the 5th century CE, and the area is claimed to be the headquarters of a 5th century king. Archeological digs have recovered stone structures around the hill where the fort once stood, and also tools, weapons, armor, and skeletons as well. The surrounding town of Cadbury is ripe with legends, myths, and tales about the King Arthur and his castle, including one in which Arthur is asleep in a cave, put there by an evil witch, and is guarded by a mystical spirit. There is even a place near the fort in which a metal shaft can be thrust through the ground without hitting bedrock, suggesting some proof in this cave-legend.
Other sites have been reported, such as Winchester Castle, but these have yet to be examined thoroughly and professionally.