On any given afternoon in the British Museum, tourists walk casually by some of the greatest collections of artifacts from the ancient world.
As people pose by the more famous exhibits, there stands, in the Medieval Gallery, possibly the most important piece in the entire museum.
In the Iron Age Gallery is the Ogham Stone standing by the first table-case that you would have passed when you entered the room.
It is a grave slab from Ireland.
Ogham is the earliest written language to be used in Ireland, it dates to around the 4th century A.D.
Then there is the Llywel Stone at the other end of the room, and as it has the same inscriptions in both Latin and Ogham.
Unearthed in a farmer’s field in Wales in 1843, it was sold to the British Museum for the princely sum of £10.00.
An ornately carved piece of stone, its true importance appears to have been made less significant by its strange placement.
The most significant carving on this stone seems to have been deliberately obscured by the curators.
Turned facing the wall, and almost impossible to view, there is a clear representation of “a person apparently dressed in Egyptian garb leaving the pyramids of Egypt on his journey to the west…”
My question is, why is important archaeological evidence again being deliberately overlooked by mainstream historians?
Is it to maintain the widely believed, but heavily sanctioned view of British history that the Ancient Egyptians had never travelled to these shores?