DISSIDENT ARCHAELOGYHere are some ancient British historical artefacts that certain powerful interests wish we hadn't discovered.
These include an Electrum cross, shown here in close detail, reading "Pro Anima Artorius" that we've had tested twice by leading companies, discovered at the 1990 dig at St. Peter's at Caer Caradoc above Llanharan, Glamorgan.
This Electrum cross (so named as "Electrum" best describes the high quality of materials used to create this beautiful cross in antiquity. The official definition of Electrum is a combination of gold and silver) is at the heart of the matter in many ways. Attempts to rubbish the dig and the find (a knife and axe were alsom discovered) hints both at the desperation and dirty tricks undertaken by official bodies and academics in relation to this.
The reason the dig was undertaken was because CADW stated that St. Peter's was "12th Century Norman" in origin. This was a deliberate attempt to shut us down so we employed two archaelogists, Dr. Eric Talbot and Alan Wishart to oversee a dig on the church site.
Wishart did most of the work on site and stayed there most of the time. Thanks to delaying tactics by the Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments, the dig took place against the background of extreme weather; storms, gales and much more. Despite this, the on-site team held its nerve and when Richard Melbourne, a local Maesteg man, found the cross we had proof both of Arthurian connections and of the importance and antiquity of the St. Peter's site.
You might have expected an apology from officialdom but none came. The media was told by the old gang within local Universities and other recipients of government funding that the discoveries should be ignored.
Gareth Dowdell, former head of the Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, who left GGAT recently under a cloud after serious improprieties came to light, spent the next couple of years telling local farmers in the Llanharan and Brynna area that the dig had been a failure and that dthe site had been left in a mess. Despite storms, Wishart and the on-site team cleared the site up and today the site, still owned by Wilson abd Blackett, is maintained despite the best efforts of local farmers to remove protective fencing.
In any normal, decent country the Electrum Cross find would have been big news. But so far this has not happened although The Holy Kingdom, published by Bantam-Transworld, and which sold tens of thousands of copies in hardback and paperback worldwide, did present the findings to an enthusiastic and receptive audience.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN/
The St. Peter's site, identified at Caer Caradoc above Llanharan, was at the centre of the true Arthurian realm. This was the heart of the Khumric realm that covered all of Western Britain (including much of central and southern Scotland), Cornwall, parts of the midlands and Britanny.
All the ancient manscripts that are used to discover sites and that direct the research tell us where to look. Located near to St. Peter's are the sites of several ancient kingly burials, the Mynwent Y Milwyr (Monument to the Soldiers, removed from OS maps deliberately in the early 1980s but which was included until that time. Ask why?), Mynydd Baedan, site of Arthur ll's famous battle, and much more.
St. Peter's, as Wishart and Talbot reported, is a 1st Century church site. Many other ancient church sites dedicated by and to the original Christians who developed the faith from 37AD, are found nearby.
It is, perhaps, the most important site in South Wales but it is not a scheduled monument......Ask yourself WHY?