A MEDIEVAL sword discovered lodged in a rock at the bottom of a Bosnian river has been dubbed "Excalibur." According to mythology, King Arthur was the only person who could draw the sword Excalibur from a stone, establishing him as the legitimate successor to Britain in the 5th and early 6th centuries. The sword is said to have fallen into the river after the Battle of Mount Badon, when the legendary king drew it from the stone.
However, the sword's current location contradicts this story. If Excalibur were a real sword, then it would be housed in a museum or other landmark structure. Instead, it is found in a rock near the town of Vojvodina in Serbia.
The sword was discovered by hunters who were out fishing in the Danube River. When they pulled the sword out of the rock, they were surprised to find that it was completely intact with no signs of damage or wear-and-tear. They immediately called for help from local historians, who were able to retrieve the blade from the river bed.
Excalibur is actually one of many lost swords that belong to the history of England. Others include Beowulf's sword, which was used in battles against Scandinavian invaders, and the Sword in the Stone, which King Arthur had thrown into the river but which he recovered after hearing that his enemy had done the same thing with his own sword.
Excalibur (/ek' [email protected]/) is King Arthur's fabled sword, which is sometimes connected with magical abilities or the legitimate sovereignty of Britain.... The sword was said to have been given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake for saving her life. It had been left outside her door as a gift but because it was not blooded, it would rust if kept inside a house. So King Arthur had it sharpened and hardened in a furnace like no other blade could be hardened.
These are just some of the many myths and legends surrounding this famous sword. There are also several facts known for certain about Excalibur: it was made of iron, it was once owned by King Arthur, and today it is on display at the British Museum in London.
In any case, what is special about the sword Excalibur is that it has never been truly lost or found. It remains hidden away in a cave near the town of Caerleon in Wales under guard by the British Crown, where it will always remain despite many attempts being made to steal it or destroy it.
If you ask most people they will tell you that King Arthur's sword is something that exists only in legend or fiction.
Excalibur is a mythical sword from British mythology. It belonged to King Arthur. The sword and its name have become immensely prominent in popular culture, appearing in both literature and cinema. Excalibur represents heavenly kingship and enormous might. It is said that no knight has ever drawn it from its stone before which time it was placed there by Enid.
Excalibur has appeared in several films and novels over the years. It first appeared in the 1952 film "King Richard III" where it was used by Peter O'Toole. Since then it has appeared in many other films including "The Sword in the Stone" (1968), "El Cid" (1979), and most recently "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" (2011).
The sword itself is an iconic symbol of power and glory. It has been described as looking like a scimitar, a broadsword, and a saber all rolled into one. However, no one knows for sure since no one has seen it outside of movie scenes.
Peter O'Toole wielded this legendary sword in two films. It is believed that he made his own replica of the sword using modern day technology which allowed him to fight with it convincingly despite the fact that it was not real. This replica has been featured in many books and articles about the sword.
Excalibur. Excalibur, the most well-known sword in the English-speaking world, is our final mythological sword. It was once owned by King Arthur, who lost it when he was defeated by Merlin in a game of chess. Ever since, it has been found and wielded by various heroes in popular culture.
Other swords that have appeared in literature and art over time include Rapier, Zweihander, Sharod's Howl, Grimdarkness, Ruin, and many more.
Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's genealogy) are supposed to be different in some stories, although they are the same in most. In some versions of the legend, they are two separate swords; in others, one is a replica or copy of the other.
In any case, both swords are said to have been found by King Arthur himself in the lake where he was wounded during the Battle of Camlann. He carried them with him when he died and they were passed on to his son Mordred who gave one sword to each of his knights to prove which was their greatest weapon. The remaining knight was given the second sword so that there would be no dispute about who was king. Since then they have been held by each knight's successor until now when Sir Ector promises to pass them on to the next generation as long as they keep the sword tournament alive.
So, yes, they are exactly the same sword, brought back to life by the magic of Merlin. Or maybe not...