King Arthur Has Been Dug Up In The Most Unlikely Of Places

Is there a more boring job than being an archaeologist?
Literally having to dig through mud and shite looking for the remains of people who were supposedly legendary back in the day? I don't know, maybe there's more to it than that, but personally I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
Well, now some archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Dark Age royal palace at Tintagel in Cornwall, where King Arthur is thought to have lived.
It is likely that the one-metre thick walls being unearthed are those of the main residence of the 6th Century rulers of an ancient south-west British kingdom known as Dumnonia.
People - who apparently have nothing better to do than to argue about things that happened so long ago that it has literally no relevance to anybody's life - have long argued about whether King Arthur actually existed, or whether he was in reality a legendary character formed through the conflation of a series of separate historical and mythological figures.
But this probably proves he did exist after all.
King Arthur was a British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th Centuries AD.
"The discovery of high-status buildings - potentially a royal palace complex - at Tintagel is transforming our understanding of the site," said Win Scutt, an English Heritage properties curator covering the west of England.
"It is helping to reveal an intriguing picture of what life was like in a place of such importance in the historically little-known centuries following the collapse of Roman administration in Britain."
We'll wait and see what happens with this one, but I'm still not considering a career change to an archaeologist.

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