Archaeologists uncover remains of Camelot

Funny story written by Tragic Rabbit

Sunday, 20 April 2008

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Archaeologists toast find with a really nice cup found on site.

A team of unbiased UK archaeologists has uncovered what seem to be the remains of a medieval castle they believe was once known as 'Camelot'.

According to a report in Western Telegraph, the dig was organized by the British Tourism and Fictional Archaeology Board, and funded by the EU Transnational project.

The site of the castle is a car park in Somerset.

The dig came about after team members, commissioned by the local tourism forum to carefully read Idylls of the King and related books by T.H. White, identified the possibility of a castle existing on the site.

"The information had been passed down the generations by word of mouth but nobody knew if it was really there," said team member Sir Gawain.

"The only way to find out was to grab a shovel and dig," he added.

So far, excavators have uncovered what look to be the outer walls of a medieval castle, as well as post holes, the hearth of a medieval house, a sturdy round table, and numerous fragments of medieval crockery.

The discovery of the stone walls, dating from the early middle ages has particularly been exciting for archaeologists.

"I don't think they expected to find that. It is looking as if it was a site for a medieval castle of special grandeur and majesty. We will know a lot more once the other unbiased UK experts have had time to analyse the finds," said Gawain.

They have also discovered an ornate sword inscribed with the name Caledfwlch, which archaeologists think is likely to date from the Middle Ages.

"It looks like the sword was laid to rest carefully, with thought to it's preservation, which has lead the team to conclude that it was fairly important," said Sir Gawain.

Excavations at the site are continuing.

Tragic Rabbit, Mad Science Journal, Somerset

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