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Aryan Phoenician inscriptions on Newton Stone of " Part-olon, King of the
Scots,” about 400 B.C., calling himself Briton,” “Hittite,'

and “ Phænician.”
a Face.
6 Semi profile.

c Profile.
From author's photographs.)

ORIGIN OF BRITONS
SCOTS & ANGLO-SAXONS

DISCOVERED BY PHENICIAN & SUMERIAN
INSCRIPTIONS IN BRITAIN, BY PRE-
ROMAN BRITON COINS & A MASS

OF NEW HISTORY

BY

L. A. WADDELL

LL.D., C.B., C.I.E.
Fellow of Royal Anthropological Institute, Linnean & Folk-Lore
Societies, Hon. Correspondt. Indian Archæological
Survey, Ex-Professor of Tibetan,

London University

WITH OVER ONE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS

LONDON

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1924

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PREFACE

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THE treasures of ancient high art lately unearthed at Luxor have excited the admiring interest of a breathless world, and have awakened more vividly than before a sense of the vast antiquity of the so-called “Modern Civilization,” as it existed over three thousand years ago in far-off Ancient Egypt and Syria-Phænicia. Keener and more personal interest, therefore, should naturally be felt by us in the longlost history and civilization of our own ancestors in Ancient Britain of about that period, as they are now disclosed to have been a branch of the same great ruling race to which belonged, as we shall see, the Sun-worshipping Akhen-aten (the predecessor and father-in-law of Tut-ankh-amen) and the authors of the naturalistic "New"Egyptian art—the Syrio-Phænicians.

That long-lost origin and early history of our ancestors, the Britons, Scots and Anglo-Saxons, in the “ Prehistoric” and Pre-Roman periods, back to about 3000 B.C., are now recovered to a great extent in the present work, by means of newly discovered historical evidence. And so far from these ancestral Britons having been mere “painted savages roaming wild in the woods,” as we are imaginatively told in most of the modern history books, they are now on the contrary disclosed by the newly found historical facts to have been from the very first grounding of their galley keels upon Old Albion's shores, over a millennium and a half of years before the Christian era, a highly civilized and literate race, pioneers of Civilization, and a branch of the famous Phænicians.

In the course of my researches into the fascinating problem of the Lost Origin of the Aryans, the fair, long-headed North European race, the traditional ancestors of our forbears of the Brito-Scandinavian race who gave to Europe in prehistoric time its Higher Civilization and civilized Languages researches to which I have devoted the greater part of my life, and my entire time for the past sixteen years—I ascertained that the Phænicians were Aryans in race. That is to say, they were of the fair and long-headed civilizing “ Northern ” race, the reality of whose existence was conclusively confirmed and established by Huxley, who proved that “There was and is an Aryan Race, that is to say, the characteristic modes of speech, termed Aryan, were developed among the Blond Long-heads alone, however much some of them may have been modified by the importation of Non-Aryan elements."

(“The Aryan Question" in Nineteenth Century, 1890. 766.) Thus the daring Phænician pioneer mariners who, with splendid courage, in their small winged galleys, first explored the wide seas and confines of the Unknown Ancient World, and of whose great contributions to the civilization of Greece and Rome classic writers speak in glowing terms, were, I found by indisputable inscriptional and other evidence, not Semites as hitherto supposed, but were Aryans in Race, Speech and Script. They were, besides, disclosed to be the lineal blood-ancestors of the Britons and Scots-properly so-called, that is, as opposed to the aboriginal dark Non-Aryan people of Albion, Caledonia and Hibernia, the dusky small-statured Picts and kindred " Iberian" tribes.

This discovery, of far-reaching effect upon the history of European Civilization, and of Britain in particular, was announced in a summary of some of the results of my researches on Aryan Origins in the“ Asiatic Review" for 1917 (pp. 197f.). And it is now strikingly confirmed and established by the discovery of hitherto undeciphered Phoenician and Sumerian inscriptions in Britain (the first to be recorded in Britain), and by a mass of associated historical evidence from a great variety of original sources, including hitherto uninterpreted pre-Roman-Briton coins and contemporary inscriptions, most of which is now published for the first time.

In one of these inscriptions, a bi-lingual Phænician inscription in Scotland of about 400 B.C., now deciphered and translated for the first time, its author, in dedicating a votive monument to the Sun-god Bel, calls himself by all three titles “ Phænician,” “Briton” and “Scot”; and

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