Camelot’s Round Table found

Telegraph News: Historians locate King Arthur’s Round Table.

Researchers 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.

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. 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.

According to Google Maps, Chester has two Roman amphitheatres, Camelot could be either of them.

The article has a picture of a Tudor Rose, which is odd because the War of the Roses wasn’t until 1455, and Camelot is first referenced in 12th century documents. Still, it’s a nice picture.