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King Arthur's legendary 'sword in the
stone' might actually exist- in Italy. In
the 12th century, a pious Italian knight
who'd abandoned his ruthless ways had
religious visions and allegedly pushed
his sword into the stone ground, which
"yielded like butter." A chapel was built
around the sword, which has long been
thought a fake, but recent studies show
it is indeed from the 12th century.
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    • Alright gonna go claim my heritage as the ruler of Europe
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    • If it’s in Italy I’m gonna guess it’s not the legendary sword that chooses the rightful king of Britain lol
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    • I wanna sharpen my vocabulary to the point where i regularly say things like “yielded like butter”
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    • Saint Galgano. He was also the first Saint to be officially recognized as such in the process we still use today.
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    • But Arthur was British and also the sword wasn’t left in
      Oshawatt 10 jul
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    • zerosober 10 jul
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    • So.. no one gas pulled it out yet?
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    • I thought Arthur pulled it out
      luhFella 10 jul
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    • It's an English legend
      Cacaonut 10 jul
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    • Valyrison 10 jul
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    • That's cool and all, but this isnt kind Arthur's sword. The arthurian legend is about 700 years OLDER than the Italian knight who put his sword into that rock. Not to mention it takes palce in Britain, not Italy. This is Italy copying the arthurian legend, not the other way around.
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    • In trying to tell you all the name of this magical item but this blasted app won't let me use words with symbols. Insufferable technology.. mumble mumble... blasted new magic.. mumble mumble..
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    • like and sho0t me a dm for admiral ackbar newds!
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    • The sword in the stone was connonically plunged through an anvil and then into a massive boulder so ... that's a nah
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    • “What if I pull the sword a little will you touch me”-Peter griffin
      Undeadbon 10 jul
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    • Hellboy is the rightful heir to Britain. He needs to defeat the immortal lizard queen first.
      omegapool 10 jul
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    • In Scotland, there is a hill that overlooks marshlands that is believed to be the site of the stone. There is a footprint-shaped hole and an x shaped crack deep in the rock. The scots believe that is the spot, and all the land visible went to the wielder
      thor_2248 11 jul
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    • This is assuming King Arthur was a real person and not a reimagining or collaboration of other British monarchs accomplishments into one unitive figure for purposes of power or reverence
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    • Someone will be the hero and pull it out when demons from doom show up
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    • I wonder if they let people pull on it for fun? 🤔
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    • All Fate fans know this shit
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    • I bet I could pull it out. I’m built different ok
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    • So excalibur is Evil!
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    • Him just giving up on war and here I am done with life (jk it a joke)
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    • I’m off to claim my birth right as an American a weapon
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    • Wasn’t King Arthur in the 6th century, not the 12th? It’s only 600 years off
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    • Like buttah
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    • Here we are! Have fun! :)
      Caccening 10 jul
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    • Fucking idiots in these comments, the legend of King Arthur dates back to the 6th century.
      Wiley 10 jul
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    • Then it is not king Arthur's
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    • Sooo he found some cement that hadn’t solidified and put it in and then no one could pull it out?
      mreusaf 10 jul
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    • do that but with a staple and your urethra
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    • Excalibur was actually supposed to have come from a lake not a stone
      LCash 10 jul
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    • Would t surprise me if the dumb anglos were to try and emulate another superior Mediterranean Roman cultural event
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    • If someone takes it out they fucking better give up the throne
      IceByte 11 jul
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    • Typical of the Angl*s to steal glory from black people
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    • an ITALIAN knight in ITALY put a sword in rock that has never been removed. (Not that I believe it). >>>>>>>>>> dumbasses: " it's king Arthur's sword".
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    • To be fair, the sword in the stone isnt Excaliber, its Caliburn. Excaliber was gifted to Arthur from The Lady of The Lake.
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    • It was probably just some primitive concrete that set around the sword
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    • Couldve just sculpted a rock and stuck a sword in while it was wet
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    • Probably wasn’t stone that he pushed it into but aight
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    • Someone go pull it out, we need a hero to save us from this year
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    • The legend about author, is based on an saxon. Therefore author is a viking
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    • Of course it's fake Bedivere returned the sword to the lady of lake after Arthur was stabbed by mordred duh
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    • Who wants to do a heist to pull it out with me?
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    • From the unexplained on Hulu 😂
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    • Your moms butthole yielded like butter when I thrusted my sword into it
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    • Implying it’s not a nordic story, obtuse revisionism
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    • There's more historical swords in stones than you would think.
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    • How you gonna fake a sword in the ground? Assuming it’s a whole sword and not just a bit of blade.
      nathax1 13 jul
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    • King Arthur is a cute anime girl
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    • Imagine pulling out a magic sword to become undisputed King of England only to be arrested for not having a permit for the magic sword.
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    • Kap
      twoccm 13 jul
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    • I thought this was a baking pan that youd pour batter or such into and then cook it and afterward itd look like a sword in the cake or a sword in the loaf, and you couldnt pull it out cause its attached to the pan. 👍
      Tairanor 13 jul
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    • Noclip sword noclip sword
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    • Usually legends are based on real events
      mofotyler 13 jul
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    • There's a sword in a cave in welsh named car wreck cave. Well it should be there at least unless someone took it again
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    • ConKrete
      NarfiSad 13 jul
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    • Finds liquid mud, has hallucinations from fumes, stabs the earth
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    • King Arthur was actually a Woman
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    • But they don't allow anyone to try and pull it so thats why Europe is a joke
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    • But Auther got his sword from the lady of the lake
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    • "Yields like butter" why did he think that be smart to say
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    • The sin sword
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    • I watched a special on excalibur where it was believed it was just a better made metal at that time. That it was brought over from japan. One of the men talked about how there were rumors it would break other blades it hit, which is why they(knights)thought it was magical
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    • Arthur's sword (Excalibur) was givin back to the lady of the lake where he and the sword was never seen again. Where I do believe the sword exist I dont think thats the one.
      mike9669 12 jul
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    • Evidence of the time period would point to arthurs sword not being a longsword or "medieval" sword
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    • I wanna yank it
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    • Ike down taunt
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    • Yall remember that bad ass opening song from the 90s king Arthur and the knights of justice cartoon. That guitar rift was metal as fuck! 😎🤘
      Kinaku 12 jul
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    • Bois im Italian it could be mine for the taking
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    • Ah, amaracheious
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    • So if i can pull it out im basically god
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    • I feel like making a badass sword that can hold u0 for thousands of years then going to the past and stick it in the best looking rock (implying sex joke)
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    • Great dont touch it now
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    • Italy was crazy with their wars they didn't hold back
      yrtesd 12 jul
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    • Cool
      oldman81 12 jul
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    • I’ll pull it out
      BeatSaber 12 jul
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    • he was just on multiple drugs
      ThomasFS 12 jul
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    • Gimme sword
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    • I got juuus about enough money to there.. this better pan out 😅
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    • God moment
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    • Source “trust me dude”
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    • The excalibur?
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    • The name of the sword is called excalibur
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    • Arthur had his sword thrown in the lake by his squire
      Fluffy142 11 jul
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    • I wonder if we can try to pull it out?
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    • So it’s covered and no one can take the sword and rule? That’s gay
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    • You know that’s probably like the equivalent of leaving a fake skeleton in a wall space while remodeling~ “mannn, people are gonna be sooooo confused centuries from now.......”
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    • Aliens
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    • We about to have a new pope if someone pulls it out
      GoatEXE 11 jul
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    • a sword in a stone was found in Bosnia too
      Ancestor 11 jul
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    • Watch the Rightful King of Britian be an American patriot
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    • I can promise trying to pull the sword will break it
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    • It's also Spanish not Italian
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