"Brit-Am Now" 207
March 3, 2003

"Brit-Am Now"-206 that was just sent out, should have been  "Brit-Am Now"-205.
1. "Origin" in Hebrew on the Web.
2. Joseph Returns via the Front Door?
3. The Scotsman: Scottish forts were the first frontier of Roman empire
4. Daily Post: [Ancient Britain] Heroic civilisation that terrified the Romans

1. "Origin" in Hebrew on the Web.
Most of The second (Prophecy) part of "Origin" translated into Hebrew
together with some additional material
may be seen at:

The rest of "Origin" with expansions and adaptations from our other works
translated into Hebrew
is nearing completion. We are quite pleased with what has been done so far
but the final version will be a bit more polished.
We are optimistic about this work and believe it may eventually be received
very well.
The book in Hebrew will be called "HaMakor" which means "The Origin" or
"The Source".
The subtitle will be: "The Ten Tribes in the West, in Britain, and America".

2. Joseph Returns via the Front Door?
From: Betty Rhodes
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-204
Liked you article on 'Fulfillment of Prophecy Before Our Eyes', sounds as if
the lost tribes will be coming home to the promised land and using the front
door! Mesopotamia is where Abraham originated, which was part of ancient
Iraq, is that not correct? This would be the front door.
And sounds like we will be hanging around quite awhile because today in the
news we have this report:
"The Army's top general said Tuesday a military occupying force for a
postwar Iraq could total several hundred thousand soldiers. Iraq is "a piece
of geography that's fairly significant," Gen. Eric K. Shinseki said at a
hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. And he said any postwar
occupying force would have to be big enough to maintain safety in a country
with "ethnic tensions that could lead to other problems." "
Wouldn't be surprised if a large base wasn't set up for the military spouses
and families to 'occupy' Iraq as well.
Things are getting more hopeful for Israel,

3. The Scotsman: Scottish forts were the first frontier of Roman empire


SCOTLAND has the earliest frontier in the Roman empire, according to new
evidence that shows they colonised Perthshire 15-20 years before previously

The study suggests that Scots engaged in trading with the Romans, giving
them beer and mutton in return for the Mediterranean delights of wine and
olive oil.

Traditional academic research had indicated that Gnaeus Julius Agricola,
who became the Emperor of Britain in AD78, headed Romes first futile push
northwards after his Welsh campaign.

After getting past Dunblane and Perth, his troops were thought to have
built a 20-mile long series of wooden forts and watchtowers - known as the
Gask Ridge - about AD80.

The Romans were assumed to have then only managed to stay in Scotland for
about 18 months.

However, archaeologists from the University of Manchester have uncovered
evidence that shows the ridge, known to be Britains oldest frontier, was
actually built at least a decade earlier - pre-dating a barrier in Germany
and making it the oldest such structure in the whole of the Roman Empire.

Dr David Woolliscroft, the director of the Roman Gask Project, a long-term
archaeological study which started in 1995, said his teams research has
uncovered traces of rebuilding work and artefacts showing the Gask Ridge
was, in fact, built in about AD70.

Dr Woolliscroft added: "Weve found lots of coins and bits of pottery from
the AD70s, and, because the average Roman army tended to bring new stuff
with them when they invaded new lands, this gives a fairly good date."

Previously, historians had believed the Wetterau Limes, north of the German
city of Frankfurt, which was built in the early AD80s, was the first great
frontier ordered by Rome. Studies now place this structure, which had
similar wooden watchtowers to the Gask Ridge, at about AD105.

With the Antonine Wall built a good 60 years later than the Gask structure,
and construction on Hadrians Wall started some 40 years afterwards, this
would make the Gask Ridge the oldest by a fair margin.

Dr Woolliscroft said their studies have found that the wooden watchtowers
on the wall, which stretched for 20 miles through the Perthshire and
Stirlingshire countryside, were rebuilt, sometimes twice or more,
suggesting that the Romans had stayed there for up to 15 years.

If true, the archaeological finds cast doubt on Agricola being the first
Roman governor in Scotland.

This, Dr Woolliscroft says, points to an earlier invasion by Petilius
Cerealis, probably the greatest general in the entire Roman Empire at the
time, who he believes arrived fresh from putting down a bloody uprising in

However, rather than the previously-held belief that a bloody conflict
ensued, Dr Woolliscroft says, scientific evidence also points to a
relatively easy conquest of Scotland.

Organic remains in the native settlements show no sign of being destroyed,
while farming appears to have flourished.

This is shown by the remains of pollen buried in the soil, which indicate
that, soon after the Roman conquest, the numbers of weeds started to fall,
suggesting cattle were grazing the land more intensely.

Dr Woolliscroft said: "You can tell from the number of weeds it was
low-level grazing before the Romans arrived and afterwards more animals
must have been raised, leading to more grazing. The surprise is how
peaceful it all seems to be. Wherever weve looked, weve found peace,
tranquillity and prosperity, which is not all what we were expecting.

"If it had been a bloody war of conquest we would have expected agriculture
to go into decline because many of the farmers would have been killed, but
we find it was flourishing."

Dr Woolliscroft added their research suggests that the Gask lime was built
not to keep the Scottish nation at bay, but to protect their newly-found
trading partners - the farmers - from roaming gangs of thieves sweeping
down from the Highlands.

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4. Daily Post: [Ancient Britain] Heroic civilisation that terrified the Romans

by Alun Prichard, Daily Post

SITTING on the bare earth grunting and scratching himself, the ancient
Briton was a man tearing at the flesh of a fresh kill with his hands and
gnawing the marrow from the bones.

Dragging himself across the countryside and diving for shelter from
thunder, lightning and fire, he was an ignorant and aggressive
hunter-gatherer in a lawless society.

This bearded bog dwelling savage carried on in the same primitive way until
the smartly dressed Romans with their shiny armour and broad swords arrived
to show the uncivilised brute how to build roads, use a proper language,
write and initiate laws.

Or did they? Received wisdom would have us believe this image, and that the
centurions did all but shave the British men's celtic beards, swap their
fur loin cloths for togas and teach them to farm rather than spear a wild
beast for supper.

But, were our ancestors the animalistic Brythonic (Briton) hordes that
required a Roman civilising make-over as we are always taught?

New research on Anglesey and the Great Orme in Llandudno suggests that the
history books need to be rewritten.

In answer to the question posed in Monty Python's life of Brian, "What have
the Romans ever done for us?", archaeologist Dr Francis Pryor, presenter of
new programme Britain BC says: "It has always been said the Romans did an
enormous amount for Britain, but did they? "

They gave us roads. Did they? We had perfectly good roads before the Romans
came. They gave us language?

No they didn't. We had a perfectly good language before Latin arrived. They
gave us laws? No. Our laws weren't written down but we had them. So they
gave us civilisation? No. They didn't give us civilisation! We were
civilised before the Romans came here."

Not only does Dr Pryor insist that the Romans actually stunted our own
civilisation rather than foster it but, they were in awe and genuinely
afraid of our druids who weaved religious beliefs with ferocious fighting.

The Romans feared their power and influence so much they brought their
entire army in Britain to Anglesey to massacre the druids, the leaders of
Brythonic civilisation - in the name of civilisation.

Dr Pryor explains: "The druids were warrior priests and cultural leaders,
"The Romans were scared of the druids because they had this fantastically
loyal following,

This force assembled for genocide left the south east of Britain exposed to
an attack which almost ended the Roman occupation. While the Romans were
here in Wales fellow Briton Boudicca ran riot in the south east rebelling
against the Romans and razing three of their most important strongholds to
the ground.

This attitude to war and rebellion - shared by both druids and Boudicca -
has had them labelled savages, but Dr Pryor points out that theirs was an
heroic culture which took special pride in their ancestors and were proud
of their identity. It was this pride and passion that made them want to
stand up as warriors.

He adds: "Their military tactics were remarkably sophisticated and they
were superb chariot fighters which meant they could change the shape of a
battle almost instantly, whipping off in another direction leaving the poor
old Roman footsoldier standing there looking silly.

"We were extremely good fighters, I'm afraid that is something we've always
been very good at in Britain. It is a fact that Britain was one of the
heaviest garrisoned areas of the roman empire."

The Romans saw that the Britons, also known as the Celts, had no fear of
death which indicates the origin of an ancient religion, one that gave them
a profound understanding of death.

On the battlefield they were equal to the Romans and off it there was
parity between the sexes, an idea alien to the Romans but now regarded as a
cornerstone of modern society. "Boudicca is a good example of that equality
of the sexes, and the Britons were much better than the Romans in that
regard. It is also likely that property would have been passed down the
female line in Celtic countries," says Dr Pryor who has spent his life
studying British pre-history.

New scientific evidence from aerial photographs also shows that far from
learning farming methods from European tribes the Britons had their own
unique way of farming dating back thousands of years to before the Pyramids
were built.

And there is evidence that the ancient Britons were trading outside our
islands and mass producing tools.

The work in the Great Orme and the 30 miles of 4,000 year old copper mines
within it indicates a level of sophistication and international trade not
previously understood.

With a population of around 100,000 in Britain why would there be a need to
mine enough copper for 10 million axes if it were not for export?

"This was not a misty land of disparate tribes living in isolation, but a
thriving maritime society with a network of trade routes which could also
aid the spread of ideas. For too long our native culture has been regarded
as barbarian and that's wrong," he says.

Dr Pryor explains that no culture could be regarded barbarian with the
knowledge of science, metallurgy and astronomy the Britons had. And he
believes these early people made a mark on world art that has not been
eclipsed by anything in British art since.

Their religious sites demonstrate an understanding of astronomy and
accuracy in predicting total eclipses of the moon.

Dr Pryor says that only recently have astronomers learnt that the eclipses
follow an irregular cycle, and yet this was known by the ancient Britons
who also had some form of writing, calculation and notation prior to the
Roman occupation.

The suggestion that the Britons were marginalised by the Romans, and
eventually ceased to exist as a distinct group, is refuted by new work in
DNA, which shows that we are descended from the ancient Britons and not
from the interlopers.

So, perhaps now we can take a little more pride in our fore-fathers and be
glad that we don't come from a stock of savages that had to be educated in
the ways of the civilised.

We are the direct descendants of this sophisticated, scientific, religious,
artistic and noble race and it should also be added ferocious fighters when

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