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Year Month Event Description Reference
370m BC Caithness Part of Lake Orcadie lying 10 degrees south of the Equator.
2500 BC Stone Cairns Built in Caithness. The Camster round cairn is probably the finest chambered tomb on the British Mainland.  
c 1850 BC Abraham in Canaan
c 1250 BC Moses in Egypt
c 1200 BC Some of Moses' followers to Ireland? And then Scotland?
c 600 BC Brochs Built in Caithness
515 BC Second Temple Organised by Ezra and Nehemiah and 'built with the sword in one hand and the trowel in the other' Andrew Sinclair
330? BC Pytheas Voyages from the Mediterranean to as far north as Orkney and Iceland The Alban Quest (Farley Mowat)
50 BC Diodorus Siculus Wrote of 'Cope Orcas' which is either Duncansby Head or Dunnet Head.
     c 6 BC Jesus born Tim Wallace-Murphy
5 Caithness Mentioned by the somewhat apocryphal writer Ambrosius Merlin
c 30 Jesus crucified
43 Claudius Negotiates a naval non-aggression pact with the Orcadian Chieftains
91 The Catti invade the North of Scotland in the reign of Emperor Domitian This tribe from Northern Germany gave their name to Caithness. Germania (Tacitus)             Caithness Events (Thomas Sincalir)
140 Ptolemy Mentioned Duncansby Head
300 Ynglingars, Scots' Norse ancestors Leave Russia for Scandinavia Laurel Fechner
449 Saxons landed in Britain Ochtha and Ebisso with 'forty keels' laid waste to Orkney
562 St. Columba in Scotland
c 630 Guillermus (William) Sancto Claro The beheaded Saint William St. Clair from Kent still has his healing well at St. Clair-sur-Epte in Normandy Andrew Sinclair
  late 600's King Ingiald 'Ill Ruler' Last of the Frey - born Yngling pagan sacral 'Peace-Kings of Uppsala' whose emblem was the moon-crescent-shaped Galley












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