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Forgotten Parchments About King Arthur, Merlin and the Holy Grail Discovered in UK Library

Posted by Jean-Yves on Feb 4, 2019

The librarian hadn’t fallen under a magical spell, but he still felt enchanted when he unexpectedly discovered seven handwritten parchments detailing the legendary adventures of Merlin and King Arthur. For years, the documents had lain hidden at the University of Bristol in England.

The parchments were discovered in a book dating to the 16th century, Michael Richardson, the Bristol special collections librarian, said in a statement. He happened across the parchments while seeking materials for students who needed historical documents from medieval times.

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The researcher Gragham Phillips believes that he has discovered the historical Arthur and makes a compelling argument. There is an interview in which he explains at length the process which led him to reach his conclusions. (Note: the interview begins with a theatrical performance which you can skip).

Merlin & Arthur are mentioned centuries before in th Black Book of Carmarthen (Wales).

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