King Arthur Answer 2

(*) One specific gravesite is now claimed for King Arthur. Where is it?

Caerleon – found while excavating the wall of the Roman legionary fortress

Glastonbury Abbey – found by monks after a fire burned the Abbey

South Cadbury hill – found in a cave at the foot of the hill where Camelot stood

Tintagel – found by children playing in a small chapel near the top of the promontory


Glastonbury Abbey.

In 1184, a fire destroyed the Glastonbury Abbey. In 1191, monks allegedly found a gravesite of Arthur and Guinevere on the site. A leaden cross was supposedly discovered with the inscription Hic jacet sepultus inclitus rex Arthurus in insula Avalonia (“Here lies interred the famous King Arthur on the Isle of Avalon”). The physical evidence has not survived. Today, a marker in the Abbey indicates the location. Finding the grave may have been a publicity stunt to raise money for rebuilding the Abbey.

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