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Did King Arthur come From Italy? A mysterious sword in the stone near Siena would prove that the legend originated in Montesiepi, Italy on March 07, 2009.

ITALY - MARCH 07: . an ancient painting of the the Knights of the Round Table . A mysterious 'sword in the stone' thrust into a rock by a medieval knight would prove that the legend of King Arthur originated in Tuscany, not Brittany.The sword is preserved at the Gothic abbey of St Galgano, now ruined, built to honour a 12th-century Tuscan nobleman who renounced a life of 'lust and violence' to become a hermit. Scientific tests on the sword confirmed it is made of a metal and style 'compatible with the era of St Galgano'. Historian said this story was the origin of the myth of King Arthur. (Photo by Eric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Did King Arthur come From Italy? A mysterious sword in the stone near Siena would prove that the legend originated in Montesiepi, Italy on March 07, 2009.
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Credit:
Eric VANDEVILLE / Contributor
Editorial #:
108500918
Collection:
Gamma-Rapho
Date created:
March 07, 2009
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Release info:
Not released. More information
Source:
Gamma-Rapho
Barcode:
41318
Object name:
GAS2070445_024