London, Aug 27(ANI): Archeologists searching for King Arthur's Round Table believe they have found a "circular feature" beneath the historic King's Knot in Stirling, Scotland.
Researchers and historians from Glasgow University conducted the first non-invasive survey of The King's Knot, a geometrical earthwork in the former royal gardens in May and June.
The site, which has been described as looking like a cup and saucer, has been cloaked in mystery for years.
Their findings show there was indeed a round feature on the site that pre-dates the visible earthworks.
"Archaeologists using remote-sensing geophysics, have located remains of a circular ditch and other earth works beneath the King's Knot," the Telegraph quoted John Harrison, chair of the Stirling Local History Society (SLHS), who initiated the project, as saying.
"The finds show that the present mound was created on an older site and throws new light on a tradition that King Arthur's Round Table was located in this vicinity," he added.
The Round Table is King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend, around which he and his Knights congregate.
As its name suggests, it has no head, implying that everyone who sits there has equal status.
The table was first described in 1155 by Wace, who relied on previous depictions of Arthur's fabulous retinue.
The symbolism of the Round Table developed over time; by the close of the 12th century it had come to represent the chivalric order associated with Arthur's court, the Knights of the Round Table. (ANI)