Modern day Israel with some key story sites noted.



From Judea to Albion

The route is via Rhodes, where the ruin of The Colossus existed at the time of Christ.
In 654 CE, the Colossus of Rhodes failed to impress Muslim caliph Muawiyah I. After storming the island, the caliph ordered the statue to be melted down. The raw materials were then sold to a Jewish merchant, who loaded them onto 900 camels and took them away forever.

They also visit Knossos on Crete, the site of the labyrinth.

They stop at Rome for the trial of Ovid.



The route taken in Albion (Britain) on Yeshua's first visit.

After landing on the Cassiterides (The Scilly Isles of today), they sailed to Ictis, a tin trading port. St Michael's Mount in Cornwall is offered as a possible site for Ictis.

Ynys Wydryn is the modern day Glastonbury. Given the low-lying marshland and the possibility that Glastonbury Tor may have been an island, some think this is the area where Avalon is situated. I currenty lean toward Anglesey, but that is not relevant in The Agnostic Gospels; it is just an interesting line of thinking.

The Great Circle is, of course, Stonehenge. Stonehenge was already 2000 yrs old at the time of Christ.

Bagendon is a village near Cirencester. It has been identified as an important community of the Dobunni, and ruins of a mint have been found there. Boduoc was a leader of the Dobunni and there are coins with his name on them. There is a wonderful guest house in Bagendon that is the best B&B in the area.

The mines at Dolaucothi can be visited and toured today. The Romans modified them in the first century CE.

Ynys Mon is Anglesey in Wales. The Druids were slaughtered by the Romans there, in 61 AD. Anglesey is also referred to as Afallon, and may be the Avalon of Authurian legend, given that Welsh poetry, place and people names have a close correspondence to those in Arthurian stories.

Cerrig Bach is a Druidic community where offerings were found in the lake there; Llyn Cerrig Bach.



The location of Ictis is in modern day Cornwall, at Marazion ('Mary's Zion' in the story). What a strange name for a town so far from Judea! Some say 'Mara' means Tuesday, and that the town has something to do with a Tuesday market day. I speculate that it is more likely that 'Mara' derives from 'Mary' and that 'Zion' is just that; a Zion away from home.

There really are stone circles nearby. Today, they are known as The Merry Maidens. I think it is entirely plausible that they were orignally named 'Mary's Maidens'.

Interestingly, there is also a road called 'Joseph's Lane' in Penzance.


The Dobunni site at Bagendon, near Cirencester.
This site has been excavated and identified as an important Dobunni community. The ruins of a mint have been found and
the likely site of a 'villa' on the hill. Bagendon is a delightful hamlet to visit.