Skara Brae:
an Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations Part 23


Audrey Fletcher

Copyright 2000

Updated 2014
Skara Brae, dating back 3100 - 2600BC, was a settlement in the Orkneys, a small group of islands
which lie about twenty miles north of the Scottish mainland.

It was discovered in 1850 after a violent storm had struck the island, ripping away the turf and sand
dunes. The settlement was exposed to daylight for the first time in nearly four and a half thousand

Situated on the western edge of the largest of the Orkney islands, Mainland, Skara Brae bore the brunt
of the storms coming in from the west. It was a harsh environment, the island being generally flat and

The inhabitants must have been keen to stay there ... or perhaps they had no choice.

Was this an accidental or planned settlement?

As a settlement which came about by chance I would suggest that the original inhabitants had been
shipwrecked in a storm, had lost their ship(s) and many of their possessions, and had no means to
leave the island. They could not build a seaworthy vessel because there was neither wood nor
alternative boat-building material available.

I would also suggest that they built the initial settlement at the point where they landed because it was
a good look-out position to spot other boats approaching from the west. This could be interpreted in
terms of rescue or defence. Moreover it was near the seashore, the main food source for survival. We
know from remains found at Skara Brae that their diet included whale, fish, and shell-fish, as well as
beef and venison. It sounds most opportune, there being cattle on the island! I would suggest that
they were brought to the island by the victims of the ship wreck.

The newcomers had no alternative but to build shelters if they wanted to survive on this windswept
island. There being no trees, their only source of raw materials in plentiful supply was stone.

As a
planned settlement I suggest that the original inhabitants came to the island with a definite
purpose to fulfil ... to discover the location of "The Land of the Westerners" also known as
"The Land
of the Dead"
It is clear from the excavations of the site that these people were skilled in the use of stone as a
building material. The buildings needed to be designed such that they were able to withstand the
ferocious storms in the area. They also needed to be insulated against the harsh winters. Moreover,
because there was no mortar the people built dry stone walls, a tradition which continues in the UK to
this day.

Everything in the houses was necessarily made of stone, including seats, beds and cupboards. The
builders even incorporated stone sewers and drains underneath the stone floors so that the people
need not venture outside in the harshest of weathers.
Inside two of the buildings at Skara Brae.
Everything was necessarily made of stone.
This all points to the people of Skara Brae
having originated from a highly civilized society.
Furthermore, it was only after these people had arrived at Skara Brae that the stone monuments,
circles and mounds, for which the Orkneys and the rest of the UK is famous, began to be erected. It
was these people who introduced the arts and sciences to the inhabitants of Britain.
Interior of House Seven. The dresser was placed opposite
the entrance to afford privacy to people either in bed or
sitting on the side of the bed. More people could huddle
around the elongated hearth during the cold days and nights
by having the furniture positioned in this way.
From where did the inhabitants of Skara Brae originate?
The answer lies in the hieroglyph inscription carved into the right-hand side bed in House Seven,
pictured above.
The hieroglyph inscription carved into the
right-hand side bed in House Seven.
A person might be tempted to think that the inscription is Runic, and that the inhabitants of Skara Brae
therefore originated in Europe. This interpretation is incorrect.

The hieroglyphs are
Ancient Egyptian and translate as MER. The meaning of the word Mer is signified
by what appears to be a
triangle. It is in fact a representation of a pyramid. The Ancient Egyptian word
for both "Pyramid" and "Egypt" was "MER"! Clearly the pyramid was synonymous with Egypt
Notice how the hieroglyph for the letter "M" is a representation of the three main Pyramids at Giza.
Also the
hieroglyph for the letter "E" is a representation of the Great Pyramid with the shaft leading up
from the King's Chamber. According to Egyptologists these pyramids were not built until around
2650BC ... at least 400 years after Skara Brae was founded!
This was a message in stone to
let the people of the future
know that the founders of
Skara Brae came from EGYPT.
They were familiar with the three Pyramids of Giza and could at least write this one word. This is proof
that Ancient Egyptian writing had progressed to letters representing sounds, as well as having the
pictogram denoting the word, by 3100BC.
Grooved Ware Pottery is a further indication that Skara Brae was settled by the Ancient Egyptians.

The design of the Skara Brae pottery is significant. It intentionally incorporates the hieroglyphs and
pictogram for "Mer", which is translated as both Pyramid and Egypt. In this, the design reflects both an
esoteric meaning, and a longing for the homeland.
A typical example of
Skara Brae pottery
Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs for
MER, translating as both Pyramid
and Egypt, were found carved into
the stonework at Skara Brae.
A lot of the pottery discovered at Skara Brae had been deliberately smashed and this has puzzled
historians. In fact it was a
custom or ceremony of Ancient Egyptian origin. It was called the Ceremony
of Breaking the Red Pots
. The wailing mourners at a funeral would smash the red, unglazed pottery to
rid the deceased of any kind of threat or harm. It was an execration ritual for the protection of the dead.
It was also a good way of relieving stress and pent-up emotions!
The Pyramid Sphere
Further proof of the Ancient Egyptian origins of the inhabitants of Skara Brae is to be found in a stone
ball which has confounded archaeologists and historians alike.

I have coined the name
Pyramid Stone or Pyramid Sphere for it.

Look closely and you will see that the sphere is covered in pyramids radiating uniformly from the
centre. Pyramids in 3000BC and in Scotland? Egyptologists would have us believe that the Giza
Pyramids in Egypt were built around 2650BC!
I have coined the name Pyramid Stone or
Pyramid Sphere for this Skara Brae ball.
This Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Sphere found at Skara Brae is both a calendar and representative of
the heavens.

As a calendar it represents a
lunar calendar covering a period of six years. There are thirteen lunar
months in a year, which over a six year period add up to seventy-eight lunar months. There are
seventy-eight pyramids on the Pyramid Sphere. The two inner circles are made up of four and nine
respectively, totalling thirteen.

The inner circle of four pyramids could also represent the four phases, or quarters, of the
moon during
its four week cycle.

The four central pyramids can also be considered in terms of representing the
Four Pillars of Heaven.
For the uninitiated this meant that the four pillars were holding up the sky. However for those Ancient
Egyptians who were initiated into the secrets of the heavens, the Four Pillars of Heaven symbolized
Four Cardinal Points of North, South, East and West.

Another explanation for these
central four pyramids is that they represent the sun in its four seasons:
they mark the
Spring and Autumn Equinoxes when the Sun crosses the equator and renders day and
night equal throughout the world, as well as the
Summer and Winter Solstices when the sun is furthest
from the equator. In this sense the
four central pyramids represent a period of one year.

Working on the assumption that these
four central pyramids represent the Sun, then the surrounding
circle of nine pyramids could represent the nine planets in orbit around the Sun.

Following on from this reasoning, the next
ring of thirteen pyramids would represent the Signs of the
. It is thought that in ancient times there were originally thirteen signs of the zodiac, rather than
the twelve we have today. I propose that the purpose of the
Thirteen Sign Zodiac was to identify with
the thirteen lunar months in the year. I would suggest that this
Lunar Zodiac (another new term that I
have coined) ran concurrently with the more traditional Twelve Sign Zodiac which served the purpose
of dividing the heavens into equal segments of thirty degrees.

The inhabitants of Skara Brae erected the twelve
Stones of Stenness in a perfect circle to represent the
Twelve Signs of the Zodiac and eventually
thirteen tombs were erected on Mainland Orkney to
represent the Lunar Zodiac.

Another explanation of the
Pyramid Sphere is that in itself it represents the Sun.

I believe that the Skara Brae Pyramid Sphere was intended to encode all of these purposes but that its
main purpose was to record their knowledge of the
Precession of the Equinoxes.
I believe that the Skara Brae
Pyramid Sphere was intended
to encode all of these purposes
but that its main purpose was to
record their knowledge of the
Precession of the Equinoxes.
The Skara Brae Pyramid Sphere
and the Precession of the Equinoxes
The Cross within a Circle formed at the centre of the Pyramid Sphere is a symbol of the
Precession of the Equinoxes.
The Cross within a Circle formed at the centre of the Pyramid Sphere is a symbol of the Precession of
the Equinoxes.

The Ancient Egyptians had full knowledge and understanding of the Precession of the Equinoxes.
This is evidenced by the Ancient Egyptian artefact: the
Narmer Plate.

The above two links form part of my web page
"Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations"  1999
The Pyramid
A cross within
a Circle
A cross within
a Circle (Celtic)
This same motif is to be found today on many
village crosses today.
Notice how the original four pyramids of
the Pyramid Sphere are retained in the
Cross within the Circle, both in the
photograph and in the diagrams.
In easy to understand terms the Precession of the Equinoxes is the apparent movement of the
heavens. In reality however, the Earth is rotating and the heavens are standing still. The effect of
Precession can be seen on a clear night as the constellations apparently move across the sky.

In the bigger picture, the Signs of the Zodiac appear to move across the heavens not only on an annual
basis, but also over a period of 25,920 years. This is because over a period of 72 years the
stars/constellations appear to move through one degree of their cycle. To move through 360 degrees
(the number of degrees in a circle/cycle) it takes 360 x 72 = 25,920 years.

This also explains the apparent cycle of the Pole Stars. Our current Pole Star is Polaris, but two
thousand years ago the Pole Star was Alpha Draconis.
The apparent movement of the Signs of the Zodiac across the sky takes place
not only over a period of one year, but also over a period of 25,920 years. The
latter is often referred to as Plato's Great Year. This Great Year is divided into
four "Seasons", each with three "Months".The apparent movement of the Signs
of the Zodiac over the 25,920 year period is referred to as the
Precession of the Equinoxes.
As with the ordinary year, the Great Year is divided into Four Seasons, which are defined by the Spring
and Autumn Equinoxes and the Summer and Winter Solstices. Within these Four Seasons are
contained the
Twelve Ages of the Zodiac, and by association, the Precession of the Equinoxes.

We currently live in the Age of Pisces, the Fish, which explains the unusual amount of "fish"
references in The New Testament. The previous Age was the Age of Aries, the Ram, which explains the
unusual amount of "ram" references in The Old Testament. The Age of Taurus, the Bull, is reflected for
example in the religious practices of Minoan Crete.
We will soon be moving into the next Age of the Zodiac.
On 21st December 2012 the Sun will rise
at 6:48am to herald in thenew
Age of Aquarius.
For more information about the
Water World of the Age of
Aquarius, click on this sky chart
of the Constellation of Aquarius.
Sky chart of the Constellation of Aquarius
Perhaps not surprisingly, the key player in the Age of Aquarius is a Fish!
As Skara Brae was settled in the Age of Taurus, the Bull, a person would expect to find evidence of
this astronomical time at the site ... probably in the shape of bull's horns. Such evidence has been
discovered in the shape of a
stylized bull's head. This stone artefact, which looks not unlike a gavel,
would have been used in ceremonial ritual. I have coined the term
Skara Brae Stylized Bull's Head
or Skara Brae Taurus Stone for it.
Both the Skara Brae Sphere and the Skara Brae
Stylized Bull's Head Gavel or Taurus Stone are
symbols of the Precession of the Equinoxes.
The engraving on the Stylized Bull's Head Gavel is significant. Unlike the carving on the bedside in
Room Seven the engraving does not constitute Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Rather it encodes the
Sacred Knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians, which was known only to the Priests.

As with the Skara Brae Grooved Ware Pottery, the pattern on the Stylized Bull's Head Gavel is
significant and has symbolic meaning. Recorded on this stone object is an example of the
of the Ancient Egyptians. Initially a person gains a sense of witnessing the Proof of a
... possibly that which was later named after Pythagoras or Euclid.
"Any triangle whose sides are in the ratio of
3:4:5 contains a right angle" ... Euclid.
Also on the Stylized Bull's Head Gavel or Taurus Stone, and perhaps not unexpectedly, the Triangle is
prominent, as is the
Cross. Both are symbols of Precession. In the Mer Triangle of the Ancient
the sides are in the ratio of 72:100:123. The side 123 is opposite the right angle, while the
side 72 is opposite the angle of 36 degrees. The number 72 is the "Sacred Precession Number", it
taking 72 years for the heavens to apparently pass through one degree of its cycle. The right angle or
"square" represents one of the four Seasons in the Ages of the Zodiac.
The Circle, the third symbol of Precession and also a part of the Sacred Geometry, is interconnected
with both the
Cross (as shown above) and the Triangle.

When constructing a
triangle with sides of specific length or ratio, the construction of circles is
inherent in the procedure and a  
compass is required to draw the arcs. Where the arcs bisect, they are
the points of the triangle. Most readers will remember having constucted a triangle in this manner at
school. Of course the Ancient Egyptians need not have used metal compasses as we do, they may
have been made of  a combination of papyrus and rope/twine.

A further explanation for the
grid lines is that they represent the celestial lines of latitude and longitude
on the sky globe. This explanation might at first sound improbable but ... it was the Ancient Egyptians
who discovered Precession, mapped out the Constellations and divided the heavens into segments
and it has already been demonstrated that the Ancient Egyptians who settled at Skara Brae were
astronomers. Consequently this apparently illogical explanation is an odds on certainty.
To discover more about the Ancient
Egyptians and the Constellations
click on the Sky Globe.

The grid lines on the Stylized Bull's
Head Gavel could represent the
celestial lines of latitude and
longitude of the sky globe.
Sky Globe
The Skara Brae Priest Astronomers
In remote Ancient Egypt it was the Priests who were also the astronomers. The Sacred Knowledge
which they guarded so well, and re-enacted in their funeral ritual, was the Astronomical Knowledge of
the Precession of the Equinoxes. As previously mentioned this was the purpose of the Standing
Stones of Stenness.

Similarly at
Skara Brae it was the Priests who were also the Astronomers. It was at Skara Brae (and
surrounding areas) that the priest astronomers incorporated, developed and adapted their distinctive
Ancient Egyptian Sacred Knowledge, heritage and culture to fit the harsh surroundings.

At Skara Brae the
houses were built like a warren of tombs, with the beds being replicas of stone
. If this were not the intention then the front panel of the bed would not have been there. It
would be warmer lying in front of the fire without the front panel. Even having to just about crawl
through the doorways of the houses gave the impression of entering a tomb. In fact the later Maes
Howe Tomb is reminiscent of the Skara Brae houses.

only the Priests could read and write then it follows that only a Priest carved out the Ancient
Egyptian hieroglyphs
in Room Seven.

Even the
corbelled walls of the buildings of Skara Brae reek of Ancient Egyptian architecture, let alone
the fact that they were built entirely of stone.

Furthermore the
layout of Skara Brae is significant. The buildings were not randomly placed. The village
was specifically designed in the form of a
leaf and a flower bud symbolic of both the Tree of Life and the
Click on the picture below for the sacred and astronomical
meaning of the Tree of Life and the Lotus.
The layout of Skara Brae intentionally outlines the Lotus
flower in bud and its leaf. Symbolizing the Tree of Life and
Resurrection each are significant motifs used to encrypt
the concept of Precession. The symbolic significance of
these motifs was known only to the Priests.
The Tree of Life represented the Axis Munde around which the heavens appear to revolve. The Axis
Munde is the
World Pillar, the link between the terrestrial and celestial worlds. A representation of this
World Pillar is to be found lying on the floor in
House Seven, significantly the same house where the
Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were carved.

In addition, the bodies of two older women which had been placed in a sarcophagus, were
discovered buried beneath the sarcophagus bed at the right hand side of House Seven. This is the
same sarcophagus bed upon which the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs had been carved.

To the right of the World Pillar in the photograph below can be seen a square-hewn stone. This is
called an
Ashlar. This is the modern equivalent of the Latin word "axilla" which translates as "Axis".
Like the flat column in House Seven, the Ashlar was also a symbol of the World Pillar.

The importance of House Seven  at Skara Brae is evident, and as such it would have been occupied
by the Chief Priest. Moreover it would have been here that the ritual ceremonies of Ancient Egypt
would have been re-enacted.
Several years ago in South Australia, Freemasonic
Temples ... they are now called Lodge Rooms ... were
open to the public. The
layout of the Freemasonic
which I visited were not unlike the layout of
this room pictured at
Skara Brae!
A representation of the World Pillar is
to be seen at the left of the central
hearth in House Seven. The
square-hewn Ashlar also represents
the World Pillar. Significantly this is
the same house where the Ancient
Egyptian hieroglyphs were carved
and the bodies of two older women
were discovered in a sarcophagus
beneath the sarcophagus bed at the
right hand side.
The inhabitants of Skara Brae were not only
Ancient Egyptians, they were Ancient
Egyptian Priest Astronomers.
Except for the World Pillar, the layout of the interior of the houses at Skara Brae is virtually identical.
However what was previously considered to be a
stone dresser (top centre) is in fact an altar, which
is itself
symbolic of an Ancient Egyptian Temple and its inherent cosmic meaning. The top slab of the
altar and the double central column forms the letter
T, the Ancient Egyptian "Tau", which represents
Sacred Gateway, Portal or Opening.
It is through this Sacred Gateway that the Sun rises to
herald in the Dawn of a New Age of the Zodiac.
The Tau is represented by the letter "T".
These hieroglyphs translate as
"Sacred Opening"
Notice the Tau formed by the top slab and
double central column of the
Altar at Skara Brae.
When Sacred Taus are joined together horizontally they represent a temple.
In Ancient Egypt huge columns were erected in just this fashion.
Henges in Britain are Sacred Taus joined together, very often in a circular design, to form a temple.
A Double Tau forms a Dolmen.
A Triple Tau later in history came to represent the
Temple of Jerusalem.
The hieroglyph for "Temple" at the top of
the Narmer Plate. Notice how "Tau" is
formed in the space above the temple.
The Temple at Karnak, though apparently
later than Skara Brae, is a good example of
how Taus are joined to form a temple.
Several Double Taus are evident in the
Skara Brae Altar.
A Dolmen is formed by a Double Tau.
The Triple Tau is clearly evident in the
Skara Brae Altar.
The Triple Tau, later in history, came to
represent the Temple of Jerusalem.
It is important  not to lose sight of the fact that Taus originated in Ancient Egypt. They represent
Temples, which are Gateways for the Sun at the Dawn of a New Age of the Zodiac. As temples they are
used to track the movements of the Sun during both the ordinary year and Great Year, to predict
Solstices and Equinoxes. In the case of the Great Year they are used to track and predict the Dawn of
the next Age of the Zodiac in the Precession of the Equinoxes.
Click on this picture of the
Narmer Plate for more
information on the origin of
Taus in remote Ancient Egypt.
The Narmer Plate is an Ancient
Egyptian artefact which
commemorates the Dawn of the
Age of Taurus.
Illustration by Audrey Fletcher
Skara Brae is generally thought of in terms of it being a farming community. Nothing could be further
from the truth.
Skara Brae was a Commune of Priest Astronomers whose followers were initiated into
the Sacred Knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians at the complex. The farming community would have
been located in a separate village, possibly on the eastern side of the island.
The Temple Complex of Skara Brae
The "Houses" of Skara Brae were "Temples" dedicated to the Sacred Knowledge of the Ancient
Egyptians, concerning the Precession of the Equinoxes. Today, because they are not on a grand scale
we might refer to them as "chapels".

The passageways and doorways leading to the "temples" were only about a metre high so that the
Priests or Candidates had to stoop in a bowed position ... signifying humility.

The entrance area to the "temples" or "chapels", just inside the doorway, is the
Ante-Chapel. To the left
upon entering, a portion of the room is sectioned off. This was most probably the
Robing Room where
the candidate was prepared for his initiations into the Sacred Mysteries.

Beyond the Ante-Chapel is the
Chapel Nave which is flanked by stone benches or sarcophagi. The
sarcophagus on the right was probably used as an Ordeal Pit. This was where the Candidate lay
enclosed in the dark while a fire blazed in the hearth only a few feet away. By enduring the
ordeal in the
closed sarcophagus, the candidate was following in the footsteps of Osiris. The Priest Astronomers
would have sat on the opposite bench.

hearth can also be considered in terms of an Ordeal Slab upon which Candidates were initiated
into successively higher degrees of Sacred Knowledge.

Alongside the hearth lies the
World Pillar, and at the head of the hearth lies the Ashlar. I wonder, are
there any carvings on the undersides of these objects?

Beyond the Chapel Nave is the
Sanctuary, the most sacred part of the Temple. It is here that the Altar is
situated. The "Stone Things" of Skara Brae, for example the Pyramid Sphere and the Taurus Stone,
would have been kept on the Altar, close at hand for use in the ritual ceremonies.
The Altar and the Ashlar Stone at Skara Brae.
Notice how the bottom central and left-hand
columns are positioned differently to those in
the picture on the right.
The Chapel Nave is flanked by stone benches or
sarcophagi. The Sanctuary contains the Altar. The
World Pillar and Ashlar lie next to the hearth. Just
within the doorway, not pictured, is the Ante-Chapel.
The layout of the later Mithraic Temples is not unlike the layout inside the houses at Skara Brae. The
ceremonies in both Temples concerned the Precession of the Equinoxes, with specific reference to the
Dawn of the Age of Taurus.
The layout of the Mithraic Temples is not unlike that of the
Skara Brae Temples. In this Mithraic temple at Carrawburgh,
the Hearth and Ordeal Pit are in the Ante-Chapel.
The Knap of Howar: An Ancient Egyptian Settlement
Not only was Skara Brae settled by the Ancient Egyptians, so too was the Knap of Howar.

Two similar houses to those at Skara Brae have been discovered at the
Knap of Howar, on the small
island of Papa Westray to the north of the Orkneys.

They were contemporary to those at Skara Brae, and also contained evidence of Ancient Egyptian
artefacts. These
Ancient Egyptian artefacts are in the form of what is now referred to as Unstan Ware
. This pottery, which has a distinctive round base, originated in Ancient Egypt. It is the artefact
used to represent the hieroglyph letter "K" and the sound "cu"  as in "cup".
An example of Unstan Ware Pottery used
by the inhabitants of Knap of Howar.
The design is Ancient Egyptian.
These are examples of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics which
incorporate the predecessors of the Unstan Ware Pottery, to
represent the letter "K" and the sound "cu" as in "cup".
"Homage to Hrak"
"Homage to Ra of the Horizon"
"Homage to the Rising Sun"
"Homage to Hrak"
This is a particularly interesting example to dislpay the letter "K" in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
Notice the
"Cross" symbol, and remember how the "Cross and the Circle" together symbolize
Precession.  Notice also how Ra is represented by a severed head ... in this lies the origin of the
practice of cutting off heads, and the incorporation of severed heads into art and architecture,
mythology and religion. Finally, there is the very strong possibility that the
cairns and mounds of the
Orkneys were  built in the form of Hrak, the Rising Sun.

However I believe it more appropriate that they were built in the form of the
Setting Sun. This is
because in Ancient Egypt the Dead were buried on the West Bank of the Nile where the Sun set ... and
Great Britain was considered to be "The Land of the Westerners/The Land of the Dead". The
Egyptian Priest Astronomers
in the Orkneys were paying Homage to the Setting Sun. Furthermore,
Mainland Orkney came to be considered by them, in their isolation, as the
Land of the Westerners, the
Land of the Dead.
The style of architecture suggests that the "Round House" at Skara Brae was built first. The rest at
Skara Brae and those at Knap of Howar were built at a later date.

The circular architectural influence was maintained in the rest of the Temple-Houses at Skara Brae as
the later ones were built square but with round corners. The Temple-Houses at Knap of Howar were
square. This suggests that the settlement at Skara Brae was founded first.

This is a reflection of the architecture in Ancient Egypt, where the earliest houses were round, later
ones were rectangular.

corbelled walls of the Temple-Houses are yet another reflection of Ancient Egyptian architecture.

In Ancient Egypt the people lived on the East Bank of the Nile and buried their dead on the West Bank.
For this reason I believe that the farming community lived on the eastern side of Orkney Mainland.
Alternatively, there is the possibility that they lived on a separate island altogether.
Further Evidence of the Ancient Egyptians in Britain
An example of a round house at Skara Brae
Style of Architecture at Skara Brae
Mainland Orkney: The Land of the Dead
There remains no room for doubt that the Ancient Egyptians settled in the Orkneys.

I believe that they were on a voyage of exploration and discovery. The Ancient Egyptians were very
preoccupied with the "Land of the Westerners" ( the Land of the Dead) and set out to discover its
location. They brought with them wheat, barley, sheep and long-horned cattle ... their staple diet.

Clearly there were a number of Priest Astronomers on board. Their main purpose
during the voyage
was that of navigating by the stars.

I suspect that these Ancient Egyptians were on course, navigating and charting the coastline of what
we now refer to as Great Britain, the "Land of the Westerners".

Possibly they ran into a severe storm off the western coast of the Orkneys, lost most of their supplies,
and were forced to remain where they came ashore. Alternatively the site of Skara Brae was specifically
chosen for their purpose.

Whichever the case, these Ancient Egyptian explorers nevertheless fulfilled their obligation to their
motherland, building a new civilization in the Land of the Westerners with the knowledge of the arts and
sciences they brought with them.

For them, Mainland Orkney was the Land of the Westerners, the Land of the Dead.

Based on the Taurus Stone, I would date the the arrival of the Ancient Egyptians at Skara Brae, at earlier
than 3100BC. In fact closer to one thousand years earlier ... at least 4000BC.
Further evidence of the Ancient Egyptians in Britain is to be found in the North of England, specifically
in County Durham  where I discovered that the
Constellation of Orion is imposed upon the Durham

That in itself is a stunning discovery, but in addition I discovered the mummified body of Osiris is also
imposed upon the Durham landscape.
"Roman" roads (the dotted red lines) outline the
mummified form of the Ancient Egyptian god Osiris ...
a discovery made by myself, Audrey Fletcher.
Artist of map is unknown
RIGHT: The star map of the Constellation of
Orion imposed upon the Durham landscape
was discovered by myself, Audrey Fletcher
Osiris, god of Ancient Egypt
Artist unknown
As clearly indicated above, the Constellation of Orion and the
mummified body of Osiris are imposed upon the Durham

This suggests that what are usually considered as Roman
roads were in fact laid down by an earlier culture.

The presence of Orion and the mummified Osiris indicates
only one possible culture ... the remote Ancient Egyptians.

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Hi Audrey,
I have just come across your web pages and particularly the page on Skara Brae.    

This is very interesting since there are many signs of an Egyptian Presence in the British Isles, for example two Irish
legends, one naming the Duat (Tuath) and the Goddess Tatanen (Dedaanan), and the other names the blood feud
between the Brothers Brian, Horus, and Kheber (Abel) with Kian.   

Kheber and Khyan were Egyptian Kings 14th/15th Dynasty and the names of Horus and Cheber or Kheber are prefixed in
the Irish Legend with the Two Water Reed God Name for Yah Weh – abbreviated speech, IW or IU (Jew).    Most of the
Bible Patriarchs were Egyptian Kings and many of the names are identical.

Then there were the Egyptian ships found at Ferriby in 1939, the Egyptian skeletal remains in Irish Barrows with Egyptian
faience jewellery and the legend of Princess Scota.  This would have to be a God name and thus the Goddess Skhety of
Land and Marshes.

When identifying biblical characters the one to start with is Solomon as there is so much which lets us know without the
slightest doubt that he was the Pharaoh Ymn Htp III.   Even his name – Ymn is just the way the name of the God Amen –
same god people still pray to today – was written in hieroglyphs.

There is the
Honorific Transposition in Egyptology whereby a god name is nearly always moved to the beginning of the
name, although spoken in this instance as ‘Salim Amen’ – Salomon then Solomon.    His father was indeed called DHWT in
Egyptian – Dayhut or David, but it was his great grandfather Dhwt III who was the Biblical David and we know this because
his memorial Stela describes a campaign exactly as it is told in the Bible.
You only have to read 1 Samuel chapters 4 to 6 to see that Israel was once Lower Egypt with the capital at Heliopolis which
is now part of Cairo.  (The Kine took the Ark back to Bethshemesh – Hebrew for Heliopolis.)

DNA analysis by Kate Phizakerley shows that Tutankhamun had R1b1a2 ydna, and that is the dominant dna of males
throughout Britain – as high as 98% in Connaught.   

For me that it proof alone that Egyptians were in the Isles. They had to be to get at the tin to make bronze.

I have my own webpage on my novel
The Tutankhamen Code  at
It is available on Amazon Kindle as an ebook and in print form from "1boek" in the Netherlands.

The Psalm 23 Adventure in The Labyrinth in Chapter Twenty-Two was my favourite. It is rivetting!  Audrey Fletcher)

Best wishes,
Malcolm Hutton
Melbourne, Australia