Where was King Arthur supposedly from?
The answer to this question depends upon if one believes King Arthur was a fictional character or not. Historians have argued, over many generations, if Arthur was real. Therefore, Arthur's origin depends upon if one believes in the fictional Arthur or the...
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Great question. While there is no concrete evidence that King Arthur was a real person, there is no evidence that he was merely a literary invention either. King Arthur has long been associated with Tintagel, a massive fortification in Cornwall on the Southwest coast of England. Recent archaeological finds confirm this location was a rich and important site from roughly the fifth to the seventh centuries. Interestingly, this is the period when the Arthurian legends state that Arthur was conceived at Tintagel.
While there is no definitive proof that Arthur lived and/or reigned at Tintagel, at present it is impossible to disprove as well. What is certain is that this area was an important center of wealth and trade, as it contained artifacts from as far away as France, Turkey, Greece, and North Africa during the time that King Arthur supposedly lived. Does this prove that King Arthur lived there? No, but excavations there continue, and who knows what else will be found?