Historians Locate King Arthur's Round Table

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claim to have finally located the site of King Arthur’s Round
Table – and believe it could have seated 1,000 people.

exploring the legend of Britain’s most famous Knight believe
his 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 a round table
where they would receive instructions from their King.

But rather
than it being a piece of furniture, 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.

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.

They claim
rather than Camelot being a purpose built castle, it would have
been housed in a structure already built and left over by the Romans.

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13, 2010

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