King Arthur’s Round Table found!
Have you imagined how King Arthur’s Round Table looks like while reading the stories? Now, you can actually see it as the historians have found the table around which he and his knights sat.Updated: Jul 14, 2010 16:56 IST
Have you imagined how King Arthur’s Round Table looks like while reading the stories? Well, you can actually see it now as the historians have found the table around which he and his knights sat.
King Arthur’s famous Round Table, around which he and his Knights would congregate before a war, was first described in 1155 by a poet named Wace who relied on previous depictions of Arthur’s fabulous retinue.
Now, historians claim to have finally located the site of King Arthur’s Round Table — and believe it could have seated 1,000 people. According to them, Arthur’s stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester. Legend has it that his Knights would gather before battle at the round table to receive instructions from King.
But rather than it being a piece of furniture, the historians believe it would have been a vast wood and stone structure which would have allowed more than 1,000 of his followers to gather, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Historians believe regional noblemen would have sat in the front row of a circular meeting place with lower ranked subjects on stone benches grouped around the outside. And they claim rather than Camelot being a purpose built castle, it’d have been housed in a structure built and left over by Romans. Camelot historian Chris Gidlow said: “The first accounts of the Round Table show that it was nothing like a dining table but was a venue for over 1,000 people.”
First Published: Jul 14, 2010 15:34 IST