Glastonbury chapel remains uncovered for first time in 50 years

The remains of a medieval chapel which King Arthur was said to have visited has been unearthed for the first time in 50 years.

Researchers have been excavating the site at Beckery Chapel, near Glastonbury, in order to accurately date it.

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According to legend, King Arthur visited the chapel and saw a vision of Mary Magdalene and baby Jesus there.

Additionally, Irish saint Bridget apparently visited in 488 AD and left belongings at the chapel.

The site later became a place of pilgrimage.

Dr Richard Brunning, an archaeologist at South West Heritage Trust, said: "Previous excavations in the sixties suggested that a Saxon monastery may have been present on the site before it became a chapel.

"The present research aims to get new scientific dating samples to precisely date the monastic cemetery for the first time."