An Introduction to We – The Skythians by David Alan Ritchie

My name will be unknown to 99.9 per cent of you, so why, you ask, am I, an unpublished researcher, invited to contribute a piece to the Heretic? Probably because 99.9 per cent of you have encountered a discovery I made 16 years ago, the ‘Roseline through Rosslyn Chapel’, made famous by Dan Brown in The Da Vinci Code. He too has never heard of me, only the rumour, and he still has no idea what the Roseline signifies in the context of Rosslyn Chapel. I think I should tell you.


Twenty years ago I solved the mathematics of the Giza Pyramids, a sacred geometrical puzzle which points to the Tomb of Sokar/Osiris beneath a hill named Gebel Ghibli, 450 metres south of the Sphinx. I disclosed the location of the ‘gateway’ to the ‘Secret Chamber’ to Dr Zahi Hawass at Giza on 21 March 1998. He was furious that he could not access the entrance; it is located beneath the tomb of the Coptic saint, Hammad El-Samman, in the ‘modern’ cemetery beneath the hill.

His was the first tomb placed in the Coptic cemetery (in the fourteenth century) and the nearby village, Nazlet el-Samman, is named after him. His grave cannot be disturbed, as Dr Zahi Hawass realised the moment he saw the location, which is 33,000 inches south by 16,500 inches east of the centre of the Great Pyramid. Yes – I can be that precise – and that is a mere taste of the degree of precision the Pyramid builders encoded into this geometrical masterpiece and its music.


Zahi was left with nothing to do but create theatrical distractions about secret chambers hidden in the airshafts of the Queen’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid, which eventually proved to be publicly embarrassing in his search for Cayce’s ‘Hall of Records’. He was trying to fulfil his obligations to the Cayce Foundation (A.R.E.), who had sponsored his doctorate in the USA. Now he has been swept away by the revolution and accused of artefact theft. Oh well, better luck next time, Zahi.

Apparently, Cayce had predicted that the ‘Time Capsule from Atlantis’ would be found at the Spring Equinox in 1998, the day I had presented my findings to Zahi, but I had never heard of Cayce back then. I think Zahi should have paid more attention to the addendum of that prophecy – it said that the discovery would be kept a secret for another 15 years after that date – and time’s up. I’m ready.


I have not actively kept secret what I know. I have spent all those years refining and understanding what I have uncovered and I have had much to learn, an essential task in order to decipher the many levels of encryption the Architect included in his ‘Grand Design’. Then I had to craft the information into a simple format and language that could be explored, understood and believed; you have no concept of how difficult that was.

I first revealed some of this publicly in Robert Bauval’s book, Secret Chamber, in which I wrote the final two pages of Appendix 4, showing the location of the Tomb of Sokar/Osiris – the real ‘Secret Chamber’. I must emphasise that in no way do I support Robert’s simplistic ‘Orion’s Belt’ theory as the design plan for the Giza Pyramids. It’s all nonsense. It is so naive a concept that it has been accepted as fact by most Egyptologists. Am I surprised? In my world you need a degree in Egyptian maths to decipher the pyramids in their entirety; I wish I had one, but the knowledge I have of music, acoustics and navigation was enough for me to begin with.

You see, the pyramids are a precise mathematical map pointing the way to the Land and City of Seth, Amenti, destination of the ‘Journey to Heaven’ in the ‘Book of What is in the Am-Duat’. You’ll not believe where that actually is. I’ll ask you to take for granted that those years of research into the maths have been fruitful and accurate; if they hadn’t, I wouldn’t be prepared to reveal any of it to you and risk the chance of being ridiculed, but I think I now have it all covered and have left no gaping holes.


I have managed to reduce my soon-to-be-published book to under 500 pages, so there’s not going to be much of a maths lesson here, more a set of bullet points. For example, I have proved that the maths encoded at Giza is the basis of the maths of Kabala, and that the two locations indicated by the second and third pyramids are duplicated in the Gematria of the first chapter of Genesis – the same two locations indicated by spherical geometry and prime numbers in a latitude and longitude system based in π (Pi) and measured in 25-inch ‘sacred cubits’ and 20.625-inch ‘royal cubits’. It sounds complicated, but what did you expect? Fortunately, pictures describe most of it very simply.

Here’s a classic problem: the land we call Egypt has never called itself by that name. Rome imposed that title on it. It is called Misr. Historically, it was Khem – the Black Land, or Ta-Wy, the Two Lands. To enable ‘two lands’ it is arbitrarily divided into two, with Upper Egypt to the south and Lower Egypt to the north. It’s upside down. Another problem is in the Old Testament: the pyramids are not mentioned once, even though they predate the ‘Book’; and, of course, Egyptian history never once mentions the Hebrews or their Exodus from the Land of Ammon/Ham. I know why. Egypt was elsewhere.

But first, two tricks with numbers and then we can move on to where they take us. I have already given you two key measures, in inches, for the location of the ‘gateway’, (33,000 inches x 16,500 inches), which is at the opposite corner of a ‘double square’ rectangle, south-east from the Great Pyramid’s centre. The centreline of the three Queen’s satellite pyramids, south of the third pyramid (G3), is also 33,000 inches south.

This measure, in 20.625-inch royal cubits, is 1,600 royal cubits; measured in 25-inch sacred cubits it is 1,320 sacred cubits. The ratio of royal to sacred cubits is 40:33.

Those three small pyramids are the Key. The two westernmost, G3C & B, are both stepped pyramids, but the one to the east, G3A, has finished sides. At the Equinox sunset it casts a shadow to the ‘gateway’, due east of it. The horizontal measure from the centreline of the Great Pyramid to G3A’s centreline is 22,500 inches, 900 sacred cubits – or 1,091 royal cubits. Pay attention!


Kabala is the mathematics of the sphere and Crowley’s book, Sepher Sephiroth,is ‘The Book of the Sphere’. So, let’s try a little spherical geometry and I’ll omit all the explanation – you’ll just have to trust me on this for now, but it involves a little lateral thinking. To find the angle of G3A from the centreline meridian of the Great Pyramid we divide 22,500 inches by 33,000 inches to find the tangent angle. The result is 0.681681 – tangent ratio of an angle of 34.28571 degrees – west of south of the Great Pyramid centre. It is the first coordinate:

34.28571° ÷ 8 x 84 = 360°

That same pyramid also has an angle south of west of 55.714285°. It is the second coordinate:

55.714285° ÷ 13 x 84 = 360°

Giza is at 30 degrees north. In fractions of a circle, this equates to 1/12th, or 7/84ths, north of the Equator. With a little conjuring and even less explanation I will now say that those two angles to G3A centre from the Great Pyramid centre represent a longitude 4/42nds west of Giza (2/21sts = 4/42nds = 8/84ths etc.) and a latitude 3/42nds north of Giza (13/84ths minus 7/84ths). This longitude is the Roseline – this latitude, on the Roseline, is a mountain named DunDreich – from the Gaelic, D na ndrech, the ‘Place of Many Hosts/Faces’. It is the corner of a 3-4-5 triangle in -/42nds from the Great Pyramid. The cross-section of the second pyramid is a 3-4-5 triangle; the Great Pyramid represents the northern hemisphere.


DunDreich & Giza form the corners of a vast 3-4-5 triangle.

There are 12 ‘gates’ in the Am-Duat, as there are 12 ‘gates’ in a 3-4-5 triangle. The Tomb of Sokar/Osiris is in the Fifth Division of the Duat, guarded by the Sphinx. The 42 ‘Judges of the Underworld’ also translates as ‘nomes’ or ‘divisions’. Do you see where I am going here? Upper Egypt sounds like a contender, but I have something far more impressive than that. DunDreich is the entrance to the Temple of Solomon and it is time to rearrange the entire geography of history as you know it.

The Song of Solomon 2:1 contains the phrase, ‘I am a rose of Sharon, (1091) – a lily of the valleys (1321)’. It contains the coordinates of G3A, which are 1,091 royal cubits west by 1,320 sacred cubits south. The rules of Gematria allow me to subtract 1 from 1321. Don’t question my assumptions here. I’m about to beat you over the head with a big rod and then you’ll understand why argument is futile.

In the 1940s a book was published, which caused such a stir that all copies of it were removed (stolen) from American libraries. It was called Britain: The Key to World History. It was written by the journalist and historian, William Comyns Beaumont, and in it he claimed t


hat all ancient history – of the Greeks, Romans and Hebrews – occurred in Britain. He was ridiculed by those with a vested interest in hiding an alternative version of history, mainly because he claimed that England was Egypt and its capital, No-Ammon, was Glastonbury. To top that, he then claimed that Edinburgh was Jerusalem.

The measure between DunDreich and Arthur’s Seat is 6/10,000th of a Great Circle. ABBA = GOD = 6.

I had never heard of Beaumont until I told my good friend, and Templar historian, Robert Brydon, about my suspicions about Edinburgh being Jerusalem, illogical as it sounded to me 16 years ago. It turns out that Bob had been a founder member of the Comyns Beaumont Society in Edinburgh, their aim being to debunk his theories, which stretched to historical cometary impacts in Scotland, in addition to his Jerusalem idea. They had a problem debunking his map comparing locations in both cities.

Rosslyn Chapel

My mentor, Bob Brydon is on the right, tour organiser Vanda Osman in the middle and yours truly with an Egyptian suntan – Rosslyn Chapel.

It seems I had stumbled into something sinister. If Beaumont was right, someone, back in time, had been telling lies and I had all the missing data and the final proof that his historical theories were correct. As I have said, I have had to do a lot of homework, searching through some diverse and obscure books, like the History of Nennius (St Ninian). There are two versions, the English (Roman) version and the unadulterated Irish version. The English one states that Julius Caesar came to Britain twice and was expelled on both occasions. The Irish version says he came a third time and stayed in the Land of Tinnandrum.

Tyndrum is in Argyll, once known as Argadia. It is 30 miles south of Ben Nevis, the ‘Mountain of Heaven’, in Lochaber, previously known as Mount Ispanis. The Hispana Fluvium is now named the river Spean (Spain), which makes a lot of sense of the opening lines of the Scottish Declaration of Arbroath, a letter to the Pope, indicating the intentions of the English to rule Scotland, and stating that the Scots were the indigenous and true heirs to the islands of Britain from antiquity. It opens with the lines:

Most Holy Father and Lord, we know and from the chronicles and books of the ancients we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has been graced with widespread renown. They journeyed from Scythia Major via the Mare Tirenii and the Pillars of Hercules, and dwelt for a long course of time in Hispania among the most savage tribes, but nowhere could they be subdued by any race, however barbarous. Thence they came, twelve hundred years after the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea, to their home in the west where they still live today.


Now, history will tell you that the Royal Skythians (Scythians) came from the steppes of Russia. I will tell you that they came from the Isle of Skye (Skythia Major) and the mountains of Rossia (Ross-shire) and then sailed south across the Sea of Tiree (Mare Tirenii) and past the three prominent landmark mountains, the Paps of Jura (Pillars of Hercules), on the Isle of Jura. Curiously, the old 1580 maps call that island Iona, and the tiny island we now call Iona was named Jona – on the same map! This map, the Scotiae tabula by Abraham Ortelius, can be seen online at the National Library of Scotland.

The southern peninsula of Jura/Iona, where the Paps are located, was originally called Sodore. History calls it the ‘lost island’, unless you watch Thomas the Tank Engine; it’s where the cartoon is set. The author of the Thomas books, the Rev. W. Awdry, had encountered the enigma of the ‘Bishop of Sodor and Man’, an archaic appointment made by the English Prime Minister to the Diocese of York, not in the Isle of Man or Scotland. You have to ask who moved it out of the history books and into politics? You’ll need to read my book for the complete answer.

It goes a little like this: The Hebrews (Ebra) came from the Hebrides, where they had been the survivors of a sunken Atlantis, living on its mountain tops. They had survived by design and were the scientists and astronomers who re-measured time for 5,000 years before they built the pyramids to encode their mathematical message for their, or our, future. They were the Skythians/Phoenicians.


The stone circles, standing stones, chambered cairns – and even some churches of Britain – are markers for grid-point intersections on a mnemonic map they created based in π (Pi), not 360 degrees. The sites were astronomical calculation points in a very large array, centred on Edinburgh, which was designed to cross-reference star and Earth measurements by beacon signals over vast distances. DunDreich itself was a famous beacon site, as well as its circle of latitude being the basis of Scottish measure, based in 37-inch ells and 222-inch rods/roods.

The Equator measures 22,200 Scottish miles; the DunDreich latitude circle measures 12,500 Scottish miles.

125 ÷ 222 = cos 0.56306 = 55.7321°

The above is the precise latitude of the cairn at the top of DunDreich, on the Roseline.

I should explain 222 before I go. I will start by using π as a ‘whole’, not ‘irrational’, number. In accurate engineering π is 3.1416 – 2π is 6.2832.

The circumference of the Great Pyramid is 1,760 royal cubits and there are 1,760 yards in an English mile.

1,760 x 357 = 628,320 = 2π

There are 62,832,000 sacred cubits in the circumference of the Polar Circle and 628,320 can be divided evenly by the prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 and 17.

Avebury Circle is 33 degrees west of Giza and precisely 1/7th of 360 degrees north of the equator. Stonehenge is also 33 degrees west, but it is 1/17th north of Giza, which itself is 1/12th north. Subtract (1/12th + 1/17th) from 1/7th and the resulting fraction is 1/1,428th.

The measure between Stonehenge and Avebury is, therefore, a fraction of the Earth’s longitude circle 33 degrees west of the Great Pyramid. If we multiply 1,428 by 22, the result is 31,416, or if by 44, the result is 62,832. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, all representing numbers; it is Kabala. The Irish claim to have composed Hebrew, along with 72 other languages, including Latin, Greek, African and finally Gaelic, the perfect language. But the Irish came from Hispania, which makes them Scots anyway. So, back to 222…

There are 357/1,428ths in each 90-degree quadrant. Giza is 119/1,428ths north, Stonehenge is 203/1,428ths and Avebury is 204/1,428ths. DunDreich is at 221/1,428ths and Leith, the port of Edinburgh (also on the Roseline) is at 222/1,428ths. The Irish name for Rome was Letha. In other words, ‘Leith’. The movie, National Treasure, was about the search for Templar gold in New York, using obscure clues. The biggest clue was the time on the clock on the back of a US $100 bill. It was 2:22. The US Constitution was constructed by Scottish Rite Freemasons and the US will not part with the inch.

Mathematics cannot tell lies in the same way that language and dictators can. Our history was stolen and contrived to give a certain group of families control over politics, war and finance. They also created the three major religions, Judaism, Roman Christianity and Islam, in the seventh century and gave them all a reason to fight – a common history and a common spiritual centre, Jerusalem. Pilgrimage was always the big corporate business. Do you see how well we have been controlled?


It was easier to move the Holy City and its geographical importance to another location in the eastern Mediterranean than it was to try and reclaim the original from the Scots, the real Hebrews, who had rebelled and defeated Rome – but that Rome was Letha, on the Straits of Iudea, the Firth of Forth. The Antonine Wall was at 56 degrees north, between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Hadrian’s Wall was at 55 degrees north, between Carlisle and Newcastle. The ‘Romans’ retreated south of the southern wall, Hadrian’s, (actually built by Severus) into Egypt /England. There are 15 locations in England and Scotland named Egypt, and not one in Misr, land of the pyramids.

St Cuthbert of Northumberland knew the Lothians as IUDEA and the Firth of Forth as the Straits of Iudea; ‘in the midst of which was the City of Giudi’ . . . a corruption of Iudea. Notice that the outline of the City of Edinburgh forms the shape of a skull looking to the east. The modern ring road defines the outline of it but it is the landscape that creates the shape. Golgotha means ‘the Place of the Skull’ . . . arrowed is Gogar Mount, now Corstorphine Hill, one of the seven hills on which the city is built, as was Rome. Where the Roseline crosses the coast is the ancient walled city port of LETHA (Leith). LETHA is the name by which the Irish knew ROME.

It was Hadrian who destroyed Jerusalem and barred the Israelites from its precincts, on pain of death. He renamed it Aelia Capitolina and the land was renamed Palestine.Palestinus means between the walls’ (pales/fences/beyond the pale). Iudea is the name by which the Lothians, at Edinburgh, were known by the Saints Cuthbert, Bede and Hilda of Whitby. She was the Culdeepriestess who, at the Synod of Whitby in 664 AD, handed over the keys of the Celtic/Byzantine Church to the Church of Rome in Italy, who claimed that St Peter had built his church on a rock in Rome, Italy, in what was merely a tiny village at the time of Christ.

This gave them the right to calculate the date of Easter. They then set about destroying the Culdee priests and scholars, who were essentially Druids who had accepted a revolutionary from Galloway as the Messiah. He was the ‘Son of the Star’, Simon Bar Cocheba, who had led the Jewish revolt of 130 AD and, for a time, defeated the Romans. He fits the bill perfectly and I know exactly where he was born – and the location of the ‘star’ in question.

To help suppress that revolt a Roman legion was called in as relief. They came all the way from York; yes, that one in Yorkshire. Now, I ask you, what were they thinking – sending all the way to the far reaches of the Empire for emergency help back in the eastern Mediterranean? It’s all nonsense, isn’t it?

Bethel, the ‘House of God’, where Jacob had his dream of a ‘ladder to heaven’, has a Gematria of 443. DunDreich is at whole ley (Holey) latitude 221 (442) and Leith at 222 (444). Halfway between them is the half-ley (halfling) latitude 443. That is where Rosslyn Chapel sits, at the centre of the geodetic Temple of Solomon, laid out across 17.5 miles of the Lothian landscape by the Templars’ churches, roads, monuments and woods. The Roseline is the ‘measuring line’ stretched across Jerusalem.

Arthur’s Seat is the ‘Goodly Mountain’ (222) at the ‘Sanctuary’ (222) of the ‘Lion’ (222). I could go on, but, as I said, bullet points – and I have yet to beat you over the head with a rod, called the Kirkwall Scroll.

The Kirkwall Scroll is one of the most important Masonic artefacts in the world. It is covered entirely in Masonic symbolism and measures 222 inches long (1 rod or faa) by 66 inches wide. (The Scroll’s perimeter = 144 x 4.) The Biblical passages quoted on it expose yet another level of Cabalistic encoding. When it is laid over my temple geometry, to scale, it places a depiction of an altar over the location of DunDreich. Written on it, in Enochian script, are the two Biblical phrases:

I am that I am

I am a rose of Sharon – a lily of the valleys.

The translation of ‘Eheieh Asher Eheieh’ as ‘I am that I am’, has always been uncertain, but when we look at its Gematria, which is 21 + 501 + 21 (543), it comes to life. It contains two 21s; the Roseline fraction is 2/21sts. The verse is Exodus 3:14 (3 x 14 = 42) (2 x 21). Asher translates as ‘blessedness’, therefore the phrase becomes the more meaningful: ‘I am blessedness I am’.

I think I should leave you there. I have probably confused you enough already. God help you if you ever read my book. It will be titled, We – The Skythians; The Lie of the Land of Ægypt. I won’t recommend it; it’s hard work – controversial. It will also include the many-layered interactive maps and diagrams I have produced over the years, including all 42 stations of the Exodus from Egypt. Yes, they’re all still there, in the Borders of Scotland.

The true geography of the Land of Israel. Gen 2:10-14 (The Rivers of Eden) 10; And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

I will end with an appropriate quote from Franz Fanon:

Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable called ‘cognitive dissonance’. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalise, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with that core belief.

This essay is only a fragment of my total work, every page of which will destroy a piece of your belief structure, and there’s so much I have not even hinted at here. I can only wish you clarity.