Tiompan, Simon21 - Arthurian sites?

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Tiompan, Simon21 - Arthurian sites?

Postby E.P. Grondine » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:13 am

Usually people believe what they want to believe until reality intrudes.
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Re: Tiompan, Simon21 - Arthurian sites?

Postby Tiompan » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:40 am

Sorry E.P. as soon as I saw the the name of the author I couldn't read anymore .
The likelihood of him introducing anything worthwhile has much the same odds as Von Daniken making sense of Heidegger or impact events .

Off topic, but related and hilarious .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2DStkAaMUM
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Re: Tiompan, Simon21 - Arthurian sites?

Postby kbs2244 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:27 pm

A classic case of a small fire overtaken by a large, profit driven, smoke screen.

Was there ever a "King Arthur?"
Was there ever a President "JFK?"
Did either of them live up to their legendary history?

Pick your "great" historical figure.
(In the US go from Geo Washington to Martin Luther King.)
I will not take much to find some dirty laundry on any of them.

Will there be a market for the legend?
Always.
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Re: Tiompan, Simon21 - Arthurian sites?

Postby Minimalist » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:31 pm

Clearly King Arthur as he is depicted in these elaborate fictions did not exist.



Yup. Jesus has the same problem.
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Re: Tiompan, Simon21 - Arthurian sites?

Postby Sam Salmon » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:04 pm

I believe the proper term is 'bollocks'.
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Re: Tiompan, Simon21 - Arthurian sites?

Postby E.P. Grondine » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:37 am

Thank you for your opinions on "Arthur".
Clearly this author is making sensationalist claims.

I am wondering whether literacy continued at this site through the Anglo-Saxon conquest,
as a few inscriptions can clear up a lot of confusion.
As a general principle, one written inscription can have the data content of several digs.

Personally, I am more interested in SW Scotland and the Roman frontier feoderati:

http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/ccc/ce082202.html

From what I could make out during a brief field survey which I made three decades back,
most of the antiquarians in that area died in the trenches during the First World War,
and the area is nearly unworked.
At some point I will have to return the "geological specimens" which I mailed home.

I will mention in connection with this that one "Aedan Artur" appears in the life of St. Columba.
There is also a "Paradiso Muir Bolc" mentioned in it as well.

As I don't play golf, can not drink whiskey now, and do not generate much internal body heat,
all in all I'd rather be troweling through tsunami deposits on Crete,
or excavating back church yards in Cholula.
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