Archaeologists: Monks made up legends about King Arthur’s burial site

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The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey church, Somerset, England. Photo courtesy of Nilfanion via Wikimedia Commons

The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey church, Somerset, England. Photo courtesy of Nilfanion via Wikimedia Commons

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The scholars concluded that the monks needed a lot of money to rebuild their famous abbey after a disastrous fire, so they invented the story that Arthur was buried there.

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  • Daniel Berry, NYC

    Big deal. The same is true for virtually all the so-called holy sites in the so-called “Holy Land” of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. If you really think those churches are really the site of Jesus’ birth, baptism, the miraculous feedings, his tomb and the rest of it, well…

    Meanwhile, I visited Glastonbury in 1976 and found it inexplicably magical- perhaps even holy. Meanwhile, I never really cared about Arthur and Guinevere, but I can still recall the vibe of the place. I’d def go again.

  • Fran

    The King and his wife are still asleep in death (Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10), wherever they may be, but they do have a resurrection hope back to life on earth (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29).

    That resurrection will take place throughout the upcoming millennial rule of God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44) over earth in the near future (Isaiah 11:1-9).