April 4, 2012 : An International group of scholars met in Podstrana, Croatia to discuss and examine claims that the Legendary King Arthur was actually Lucius Artorius Castus.
The first person to propose this theory was British Scholar Kemp Malon in 1924.
Lucius Artorius Castus sarcophagus with fragmented stones was found in the church of St. Martin in Podstrana,Croatia. (A town just outside of Split.)
The stones inscriptions make the basis for the claims that Lucius Artorius Castus was the man behind the legend of King Arthur.
“The importance of this is that there is no evidence anywhere of a real person being associated with Arthur.” – John Mathews, Reuters.
“So this is the only reference we’ve ever found, literally carved in stone; that says ‘Artorius Britain’ on the same inscription that talks about the things that he did and suggests that he may have been there.” John Mathews told Reuters.
“Something that is legend is mixed with history. And so you’ve got a folk tale that is mixed up with history. Here’s the history!” Scholar Linda Malcor said to Reuters.
James McPherson said, ” Revision is the lifeblood of historical scholarship and there is no single, eternal and immutable ‘truth’ about past events and their meaning.”
I’m not even going to attempt to weigh in on the King Arthur theory.
The world is filled with far more intelligent people who have dedicated time and brain cells to unravel the myth and mystery surrounding the Legend of King Arthur.