Researchers have announced that they believe that they found the location of the famed round table of King Arthur. They believe it was not in a castle and not actually a table but a Roman-built structure designed to house up to 1000 knights. It was, however, round.
A recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester is believed to be the location for the gatherings. They believe that, rather than complete equality as in so many movies, regional noblemen would been given seats in the inner circle while lower ranked subjects on stone benches grouped around the outside.
Researchers have long identified one of two known locations of the main battles of King Arthur: St. Albans. Recently, researchers concluded that the missing location was Chester. They state that “[i]n the 6th Century, a monk named Gildas, who wrote the earliest account of Arthur’s life, referred to both the City of Legions and to a martyr’s shrine within it. That is the clincher. The discovery of the shrine within the amphitheatre means that Chester was the site of Arthur’s court and his legendary Round Table.”
There still remains a debate over the specific system of government in such areas and shown by this rare footage of Arthur speaking with English peasants:
There is no record of the discovery of coconuts used to make the sound of horses, however, at the Chester site.