ehBeth
 
Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 10:02 am
I'm feeling giddy!

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CORNWALL, ENGLAND—The Cornwall Archaeological Unit and English Heritage have unearthed thick stone walls that may date to the sixth century in previously unexcavated terrace areas near the thirteenth-century site of Tintagel Castle. Geophysical surveys of this area suggested that two rooms sit below the surface. The excavation team has also recovered fragments of imported pottery and glass, suggesting that the sixth-century residents of the site were wealthy. Among their belongings, archaeologists have found late Roman amphoras and fine red-slip tableware imported from western Turkey. “The discovery of high-status buildings—potentially a royal palace complex—at Tintagel is transforming our understanding of the site,” Win Scutt of English Heritage told The Telegraph.


http://www.archaeology.org/news/4701-160803-cornwall-tintagel-castle

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The royal residence of 6th Century rulers is believed to have been discovered at the legendary birthplace of King Arthur.


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Discoveries at the site also include large amounts of pottery from the eastern Mediterranean used for olive oil and wine, as well as Merovingian glass and fine Phocaean tableware from the west coast of Turkey.


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-36967147
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snood
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 11:47 am
@ehBeth,
Sorry, why is this good news for you?
George
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 11:51 am
I know it sounds a bit bizarre
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 12:18 pm
@snood,
because history
because archaeology
because knowledge
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 04:12 pm
Great stuff . . . thanks Girl.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 08:27 pm
@ehBeth,
I found this about sixth century England:
http://www.britainexpress.com/History/Sixth-Century-Britain.htm

I have been to York, and have visited the Hadrian Wall. In Ephesus, I have visited Hadrian's gate.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 10:53 pm
Thanks. Very interesting.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 11:12 pm
@ehBeth,
I've been to Tintagel ... but only visited the Old Post Office there, didn't like the masses of tourists at "Arthur's table".
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 03:30 am
@ehBeth,
Tintagel is very Arthurian themeparkeque. Unfortunately the castle is in ruins and crumbling into the sea, so there's not a huge amount other than lots of tourist shops and the odd medieval display.

Glastonbury is a bit better with Arthur's grave and the Glastonbury thorn. Winchester has the round table, (actually dated to Edward III and given a paint job by the Tudors,) but still has a claim as Camelot.

Carlisle has a similar claim, so there's competing North/South heritage. Lots of places in the South West have some sort of Arthurian claim. Cadbury Castle being another Camelot.
http://www.britannia.com/history/arthur/cadcast.html<br />
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 03:45 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Tintagel is very Arthurian themeparkeque. Unfortunately the castle is in ruins and crumbling into the sea, so there's not a huge amount other than lots of tourist shops and the odd medieval display.
That's a very polite description.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 04:18 am
@Walter Hinteler,
I had a nice time there so I'm feeling generous. One thing I will say is that the celebrated pasty shop is a bit too celebrated, pasties sold in other parts of Devon and Cornwall are a lot better.
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