King Arthur really did exist and was born near Leeds, according to a British historian who claims to have found evidence that proves legends about the ruler were true.
Arthur was born around 475 AD in his kingdom’s capital, Barwick-in-Elmet, a once sprawling stronghold, he says.
The finding was made by studying a number of historical texts, narrowing down the range of potential figures who fit the descriptions presented.
His theory disputes the folklore tale that Arthur was conceived at Tintagel in Cornwall and challenges academics who believe the king was just a myth.
The claims are made by Adrian Grant after six-years of research critically examining 12 major battles he is believed to have fought in during the Arthurian campaign.
Mr Grant, the latest in a long line of amateur history writers fascinated by Arthurian mythology, set out to write his latest book, Arthur: Legend, Logic and Evidence, after working on a previous volume about Scottish clans.
After hearing of various clans claiming to have links to the legendary leader, the former high school geography teacher decided to look into Arthur’s true lineage.
He set out to prove or disprove Arthur’s existence by studying works by Gildas, Aneurin, Bede, Nennius, Marie de France, Chrétien de Troyes, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Thomas Mallory, works by two anonymous authors, the Welsh Annals and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
He believes Arthur was the son of Masgwid Gloff, a fifth-Century king who ruled over the kingdom of Elmet – a region located in what is now the West Riding of Yorkshire – and his wife Gwenllian V Bryche.
His true name was Arthwys ap Masgwid, or Arthur, son of Masgwid.
Mr Grant came to this conclusion by marrying what historical texts say about Arthur and his roles in the Arthurian campaign, a series of battles in which the legendary figure was the leader.
Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Grant, 70, said: ‘Many people have tried to identify Arthur and have squeezed the facts to fit an individual they have already decided upon.
‘I created the time window in which he had to exist, through researching these historical records, then trawled the family trees available online.
‘This Arthur fits all the criteria. He was born at the right time and he was a junior brother so almost a spare, which means he was free to fight and die well, but wasn’t expected to inherit the throne.’
Today, the village of Barwick-in-Elmet – seven miles east of Leeds city centre – has just under 5,000 residents.
Arthur’s family castle would have stood on or near to Hall Tower Hill, an existing mound and ditch once home to an Iron Age fort.
Mr Grant, added: ‘I think I have uncovered the truth. This study was conducted with a view of separating fact from fiction and history from legend.
‘Previous researchers have approached the matter in a completely different way. They have made assumptions that have turned out to be unwarranted.
‘The thing is you have a limited time scale. The first battle was in 495 AD and the legend says that Arthur was selected at the age of 15.
‘That leaves you with a date between 475 AD and 480 AD as to when he was born.
‘We have a very small window and you have an individual with the right name and that fits all the necessary questions, there is nobody else – so therefore that’s him.’
The Impossibly Huge Ancient Monolith of Tlaloc
One of the oldest, most widely recognised gods through ancient Mesoamerica, is a being known as Tlaloc.
Worshipped as a giver of life and sustenance.
He was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder, and lightning, and for being the lord of the element water.
Appearing in many forms throughout Aztec history, of usually water-dwelling creatures such as amphibians.
Could his roots actually date back to the so called “great deluge,” which has been noted in so many ancient religions throughout the world?
Although the name Tlaloc is specifically Aztec, worship of a storm god, far predates Teotihuacan, and is eerily similar to the Maya god Chaac.
Undoubtedly the most impressive depiction of Tlaloc which can be found anywhere, is his megalithic statue, found in the small town of Coatlinchan..
Clearly once a pilgrimage site, whats impressive regarding the statue is its size, weighing in at an estimated 168 tons, largest existing monolith in the Americas.
Made from Basalt, the workable stone for this monumental artwork, was at some point, transported to this spot in preparation for carving.
The question is, how did our ancient ancestors move such enormous lumps of basalt, similar in size to those of the Moai statues, synonymous with Easter island.
Why did this ancient people revere water gods so much?
Were these gods inspired by traumatic memories and legends, left to them by their ancestors? Possibly a surviving fragment of the once flourishing civilisation, responsible for so many now unexplainable sites, all over the world?
Intriguingly, according to Aztec belief, Tlaloc was a god primarily connected with meteorological phenomena, that were related to water.
In 1963, the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, decided that the monolith should be placed at the entrance of the museum. The people of Coatlinchan eventually agreed to this request, on the condition that a government road, a school, and a medical centre, be built in their city.
On the 16th of April 1964, the monolith began its journey to Mexico City.
The Monolith of Tlaloc was transported on the back of a giant, purpose-built trailer, over a distance of about 30 miles.
When the monolith arrived in the capital, it was greeted by a crowd of 25,000 people, upon its arrival, the location mysteriously experienced an unusual storm…
Clearly an incredible ancient artefact, which we find, highly compelling.
Geological evidence proves that the Great Sphinx is 800,000 years old
In 2015, two Russian scientists announced that the Giza sphinx was 800,000 years old. It was Robert Schoch who followed along from #John_ Anothony_West in suggesting the Sphinx was at least 7000 years old. Here I suggest it could be way older. If we think in terms of Geological timescales rather than weathering over mere thousands of years. Why not? Humans have been around for OVER ONE MILLION YEARS, so why not?
“The Sphinx water erosion hypothesis contends that the main type of weathering evident on the enclosure walls of the Great Sphinx was caused by prolonged and extensive rainfall that would have predated the time of Djedefre and Khafre, the Pharaohs credited by most modern Egyptologists with building the Great Sphinx and Second Pyramid at Giza around 2500 BC. Egyptologists, geologists and others have rejected the water erosion hypothesis and the idea of an older Sphinx, offering various alternative explanations for the cause and date of the erosion….
Response of climatologists
Recent studies by German climatologists Rudolph Kuper and Stefan Kröpelin, of the University of Cologne suggest the change from a wet to a much drier climate may have come to an end around 3500 – 1500 BC, which is as much as 500 years later than currently thought. Egyptologist Mark Lehner believes this climate change may have been responsible for the severe weathering found on the Sphinx and other sites of the 4th Dynasty. After studying sediment samples in the Nile Valley, Judith Bunbury, a geologist at the University of Cambridge, concluded that climate change in the Giza region may have begun early in the Old Kingdom, with desert sands arriving in force late in the era.
Schoch points out that mudbrick mastabas on the Saqqara plateau about 20 km away, indisputably dated to Dynasties I and II, have survived relatively undamaged, which he believes indicates that no heavy rainfall has occurred in the region since the Early Dynastic Period, and nor was any heavy rain anticipated by those Early Dynastic Period communities who built those structures.
Reader replied to this, stating that they “were built on an area of high ground and do not lie within any natural catchment. These tombs will not, therefore, have been exposed to any significant run-off.” He concludes that “the fact that they are not significantly degraded, as Schoch has pointed out, demonstrates that rainfall itself has not been a significant agent of degradation in Egypt.” Rainfall water run-off, however, has been a more significant factor. Schoch cites evidence of flood water damage in another location to illustrate this.
The Great Sphinx partially excavated, ca. 1878
Schoch further notes the same heavy precipitation-induced weathering as seen on the walls of the Sphinx enclosure is also found on the core blocks of the Sphinx and Valley Temples, both known to have been originally constructed from blocks taken from the Sphinx enclosure when the body was carved. Though the presence of extensive 4th Dynasty repair work to the Sphinx and associated temples is acknowledged by such Egyptologists as Lehner and Hawass, Schoch contends: “Therefore if the granite facing is covering deeply weathered limestone, the original limestone structures must predate by a considerable degree the granite facing. Obviously, if the limestone cores (originating from the Sphinx ditch) of the temples predate the granite ashlars (granite facings), and the granite ashlars are attributable to Khafre of the Fourth Dynasty, then the Great Sphinx was built prior to the reign of Khafre.”
The Sphinx circa 1880s, by Beniamino Facchinelli.
Colin Reader, a British geologist, agrees that the suggested evidence of weathering indicates prolonged water erosion. Reader found, inter alia, that the flow of rainwater causing the weathering had been stemmed by the construction of ‘Khufu’s quarries’, which lie directly “upstream” of the Sphinx enclosure, and therefore concludes that the Sphinx must predate the reign of Khufu (2589 – 2566 BC), and certainly Khafra, by several hundred years. Reader disagrees with Schoch’s palaeometeorological estimates, and instead concludes that the Sphinx dates to the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 – 2686 BC). To explain the disproportionate size of the head compared to the body, Reader, as does Schoch, also suggests the head of the Sphinx was originally that of a lion and recarved sometime later in the likeness of a pharaoh.
Similarly, David Coxill, a geologist working independently of both Schoch and Reader, has concluded from the evidence of weathering in the enclosure that “[t]he Sphinx is at least 5,000 years old and pre-dates dynastic times [before 3100 BC].”
The Great Pyramid of Giza was a giant power machine
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most amazing structures ever built on Earth. In addition to being a massive and imposing ancient monument, built with mysterious techniques, the structure located on the Giza plateau has refused to reveal all its secrets despite hundreds of years of archaeological studies.
Mainstream scholars contend that the structure was commissioned by Pharaoh Khufu and that it was built as a tomb for a period of 10 to 20 years that ended around 2560 BC. However, despite massive efforts to demonstrate that the Great Pyramid was built as a tomb, not a single piece of archaeological evidence has been discovered over the years that indicates that the Pyramid is a massive tomb. Now, if the pyramid was not meant to serve as a tomb, what was its true purpose then? Here are 10 reasons why the Great Pyramid of Giza may have been a massive energy machine. To understand how something like this is even possible, we must take a look at the materials with which the pyramid was built, since the building materials contain unique electrical properties:
(1) Scientists have discovered that the granite stones that were used in the corridors of the Pyramids are slightly radioactive, a feature that allows the stone to electrify the air. For some reason, the builders of the pyramid used
(2) Dolomite, a material that has proven to be an excellent conductor of electricity, on the inner surfaces of the Great Pyramid. In addition, Tura Limestone, which turns out to be an excellent electrical insulator, covers the outer parts of the Great Pyramid. In addition to all that, the Great Pyramid of Giza was not a random pleasure in the place where it is today.
3) The Pyramid is in a powerful source of underground energy, like many other ancient structures throughout the world. (4) The geology present in the Giza plateau naturally concentrates large amounts of electromagnetic forces on our planet. Below the surface, the natural electrical forces that travel are known as telluric currents or Earth current. Telluric currents are an electric current that moves underground or through the sea. Telluric currents are the result of natural causes and of human activity, and discrete currents interact in a complex pattern.
There is evidence that ancient Egyptians used electricity thousands of years ago, even though mainstream academics refused to accept this idea. (5) If we take a look inside the corridors and chambers of the Great Pyramid, there is no evidence that the ancient builders of the Pyramid used torches or fire to illuminate the interior of the Pyramid as if it were not a single evidence of soot. o Smoke has been found in the corridors.
There are reliefs in different Egyptian temples that show what many authors interpret as massive bulbs. In addition, if we take a look at the calls (6) Baghdad Batteries, we understand that thousands of years ago, these devices actually produced electricity.
As mentioned earlier, (7) there is not a single piece of evidence to suggest that the Pyramid was a tomb, and this idea is supported by the interior design of the Pyramid. The Great Pyramid of Giza differs greatly from all the other tombs that have been explored in Ancient Egypt. The inside of the pyramid is cold in terms of design. (8) There are no decorations inside, different construction materials were used and a single mummy has never been found inside.
The latest scientific research has found that (9) the Great Pyramid of Giza focuses electromagnetic energy. This discovery changed everything we know about the Pyramid. The discovery was made by a team of German and Russian researchers who have shown that the Great Pyramid of Giza concentrates the electromagnetic energy in its chambers and (10) concentrates the electromagnetic energy in its lower part, located below the surface. The researchers were interested in how the Great Pyramid of Giza would interact with the electromagnetic waves in a proportional way or, in other words, a resonant length. Now, why would a ‘grave’ concentrate and focus electromagnetic energy? Leave your comment below!
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