Updated: 17/10/2011 10:04 | By Meera Dattani, contributor, MSN Travel
King Arthur was Croatian and other strange attempts to promote tourism

Croatia - the King Arthur connection?

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The legend of King Arthur is already subject to many versions; most recently, the fishing village of Igrane in southern Croatia claimed that King Arthur's mother Igraynne once lived there and that King Arthur himself was perhaps buried in the cemetery.

The town's mayor, Emil Talijancic, was in fighting mood over the claim. "We want British knights to challenge our Croatian lords to settle the matter," he said.

Read on for more flagrantly attention-grabbing, if sometimes dubious, tourism publicity campaigns.

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