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A map, a journey log of one possible route
of Jesus' alleged visit to England

Much of the journey to Ancient Briton was thought to be by sea, though parts of it would have to be accomplished by land. The distance across Gaul, for example, is a long trek. Though the specifics of the journey are lost to history, the sheer length of the trip would give rise to the inclusion of many interesting people and possible adventures along the way.

The journey would have no doubt have been dotted with encounters with peoples and cultures very unfamiliar to Jesus and his Uncle Joseph of Arimathea.


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The lands of Rome encompassed a wide area of the known world. Though at the time of Jesus, Britain was not yet conquered, (and only the southern and mid-portions were taken, northern pictish regions which today comprise Scotland, were only defended against), trade routes were common and heavily used. Trade also was common for the lands of the unconquered east and far east as well. Though Roman armies never reached those borders, their goods certainly did.


Once the long land journey across Gaul was accomplished, the next leg of the journey again required a boat, here shown landing at Cornwall. Though it is quite possible that the boat trip may have simply slid around the coasts of Cornwall without stopping there at all, the map takes into account history Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea supposedly had at Cornwall.


Along the Brue River and into the lake is the presupposed route of travel. At its center lay the fabled Isle of Glastonbury. It is accepted that Joseph of Arimathea and some of the disciples returned here after the resurrection of Jesus and spread Christianity to the locals. Many origins of the King Arthur tales sprout from this region. Some suppose a few of the knights, if not the legendary King Arthur himself, a descendant of Joseph. The lake is now gone, replaced by wetland growth, fill, drainage and developments.

Largely extrapulated from an article originally published in Heart magazine by Summit University Press,
Winter 1985, pp. 20-22, 114-115.
Other portions are from The World book Encyclopedia, volume 18, by Field Enterprises Education Corp., 1974; Funk & Wagnalls Standard Reference Encyclopedia, volume 22 by Standard works Publishing Co. Inc., 1961; and Lands and Peoples, volume 1 by Grolier Inc., 1967

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