‘King Arthur’ castle discovery: Mysterious inscription intrigues experts

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A mysterious inscription from the 7th-century A.D. has been discovered in the ruins of an English castle associated with the legend of King Arthur.

The inscription, which combines Latin writing, Greek letters and Christian symbols, was found on a 2-foot stone at Tintagel castle on the coast of Cornwall. Experts believe that the strange mixture of text and symbols may indicate that someone was practicing writing a text.

Experts from the Cornwall Archaeological Unit (CAU), supported by English Heritage, which manages the site, made the discovery last summer.

The Latin inscription underlines the lingering influence of Roman culture in Britain long after the departure of the Roman troops and officials in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. “The survival of writing from this period is rare and this is a very important find, especially in terms of the continuity of a literate Christian tradition in post-Roman Cornwall,” explained Michelle Brown, a writing expert from the University of London, in a statement. The lettering style and language used, as well as Christian symbols exhibiting Mediterranean influence and contacts, all reveal precious clues to the culture of those who lived at Tintagel in the 7th century.”  more

16 Comments on ‘King Arthur’ castle discovery: Mysterious inscription intrigues experts

  1. When the first part of the inscription was deciphered, it read, “Here I sit, broken-hearted…”




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  2. “I am Arthur, and I am your King”

    “How’d you get to be King? I didn’t vote for you”




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  3. “BUDIC” is the diminutive of “BUD” thus: “Bud Light”
    “TIT-O” we all know … so no comment is required.

    izlamo delenda est …




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  4. A mysterious inscription from the 7th-century A.D. has been discovered in the ruins of an English castle indicating English men once had balls to defend their rights and country.

    Sadly this trait hasn’t been seen in England since 1960.




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  5. Lets see how long it takes for the mozlem dogs to claim spin and this somehow proves england is really a mozlem hell hole.




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  6. “literate Christian tradition”

    The only religion in the world beneficial to mankind is Christianity.




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  7. In 2004 I got to hike all over Tintagel. It’s a really cool place and mysterious too. There weren’t any digs going on at the time. I’d love to go back and see it again before muslims blow it up.




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  8. It said, some folks come to sit and think,others come to s..t and stink, but i came here to scratch my balls and read the writings on the wall.




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