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King Arthur’s Legendary Castle Reveals Surprising Secrets From The Dark Ages

The new findings reveal that the scenic castle was once home to traders from thousands of miles away.

The Dark Ages might not be so somber after all. Archaeologists have just discovered fascinating relics from the seventh century at North Cornwall’s Tintagel Castle. The interesting find could potentially shine a light on what happened in King Arthur’s legendary castle.

Tintagel has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur. Although it is still unclear whether the mighty king actually existed, the castle is a true testament to how people lived back in the Dark Ages. Archaeologists found a seventh-century window ledge scribbled with Celtic, Greek, and Latin words as well as Iberian glass. In addition to that, the scientists have uncovered numerous ceramic bowls from Turkey. Not surprisingly, the discoveries could confirm that most of the castle’s inhabitants had traveled thousands of miles to the Cornish lands.

The scenic view from Tintagel Castle may have inspired an ancient scholar to practice their writing on a window ledge thousands of years ago.

English Heritage’s Win Scutt is understandably excited about the findings. The curator stated that the castle may have played host to seventh-century scholars.

“We can’t know for sure who made these marks or why, but what we can say is that seventh-century Tintagel had professional scribes who were familiar with the techniques of writing manuscripts – and that in itself is very exciting,” Scutt said. “Our research has already revealed the extent of Tintagel’s buildings and the richness of the lifestyle enjoyed here. This latest find goes one step further to show that we have a literate, Christian community with strong connections from Atlantic Europe to the Mediterranean.”

Tintagel Castle pays tribute to the legendary King Arthur with a stunning sculpture known as ‘Gallos’.

Tintagel was mentioned early in the legend of King Arthur. According to 12th-century medieval chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, Uther Pendragon seduced the wife of the Duke of Cornwall in the castle. The seduction later led to the birth of Uther’s son Arthur, who would go on to rule England. Whether Arthur actually existed or not, archaeologists are confident that there will be more interesting finds in Tintagel.

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According to the Dearborn-based museum, they received an unusual call on the afternoon of June 15, 2018. As it turns out, the caller wanted to “donate” the missing clock to help restore the historic memento to its rightful place.

Detroit's iconic clock is 'ready to go home'

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The world has definitely changed over the years and these 20 photos proved the difference.

It’s no secret that the world is definitely not like it used to be. The present time has obviously changed from the beginning of recorded history, but the difference is usually left unnoticed until it was clearly pointed out.

The website re-photos took the popular “before and after photos” to a whole new level. The site encourages photographers to recreate historical pictures, and the images reminded everyone how much the world has changed.

The Signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1776

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Photographer Visits Chernobyl, Shows Us What It Looks Like Today

This is Chernobyl, 32 years later…

It’s been over three decades since the Chernobyl nuclear accident occured in Soviet Union. The tragic explosion happened back in April 1986 when an explosion occured during an intentional late-night power shut down to conduct safety tests. Fire resulted and Europe had to suffer from an updraft of radioactive materials for the next 9 days

According to history, Chernobyl is the most catastrophic nuclear power plant accident ever, in terms of casualties and damages. Now 32 years later, a photographer from Bucharest, Romania visited the site and took some photos to show us what the place looks like now.

Photographer Ana Dumitru visited Chernobyl and captured her experience through pictures.

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