Whether King Arthur really existed, there is still no certainty. Some historians say yes, but in any case, the heroic figure of the leader of the Britons is now preserved by literature, cinema, theater, and other forms of communication.
In this article, we selected curiosities about the life of the real King Arthur: the one who, supposedly, actually existed in the British Middle Ages.
How King Arthur became a legend
King Arthur's birth context
It was then useful to create a legendary figure, responsible for defending British lands from barbaric Saxons, and supposedly having Merlin himself, the most famous sorcerer in the world, as his master. And still having as one of the main missions the rescue of the Holy Grail, a holy chalice associated with Christ's figure.
King Arthur's true battles
Archaeologists have found an amphitheater and evidence of battles in the city of Chester, England.
Did Camelot really exist?
There are some theories of where this kingdom would have been: Professor Peter Field, an expert in Arthurian literature, says it would be in the ancient Roman fort of Camulodunum, located in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Another hypothesis is that it would have been in Tintagel's village, in the Cornwall region of the United Kingdom, where archaeologists have recently discovered the remains of a large palace dating from the 5th or 6th century.
King Arthur and Excalibur
This part of the story is also attributed to Geoffrey of Monmouth, who in his chronicles cited a magical Welsh sword called "Caliburnus," which was already common in several Celtic myths. Over time, it became the King's famous invincible sword. There is no historical evidence, however, that it actually existed, especially with supernatural powers
The real Avalon in the story of King Arthur
However, in real life, what is known about Arthur's burial is a possible grave discovered by the monks at Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset, England.
Recently, in the 1960s, archeologist and historian Ralegh Radford recovered the place, noting that it had actually been moved, but to this day, there is no sign of the bones found, nor of the cross.