You know you’re a history nerd (like me) when you’re even fascinated by history that never even happened…or did it?
The existence of the legendary King Arthur has been debated for centuries. There are those who argue that a 3 meter-long stone engraved with an ancient language (like a combination of Latin and runes) could be evidence for Arthur’s existence.
It lies near the river Cablam in Cornwall, where the battle – described in Arthurian legend – took place between Arthur and his nephew Mordred. Some have interpreted the inscription to read, “The Stone of Latinus; here lies the Son of Ma”, and some believe “Ma” could mean “Magni Arturi”, Arthur the Great.
The stone has been dated to the 6th century, around the time the real Arthur could have lived, and is just one of the artefacts you can visit in the area. Tours, naturally, are available that explore them all, culminating with the Dozmary Pool, a very real body of water where legend says Arthur found the sword Excalibur.
More photos and details HERE.