Through the Mists of Time Comes a Message

Sketch of Kerbstone 93, Knowth, Ireland, after Brennan, after A. Murphy.

Sketch of Kerbstone 93, Knowth, Ireland, after Brennan, after A. Murphy.

-B. L. Freeborn © 2013, updated Sept. 2022

My posts have been described as “a cohesive but crazy time cube.” I continue in my cohesively crazy manner to explain the Neolithic art at Knowth, Ireland on Kerbstone 93.

Kerbstone 93 is a perfect “napkin” drawing that should be common knowledge today but somehow we missed this obvious and simple concept. These ancient artists are telling us how the Earth behaves under an infinitely large impact load. They knew this information was important and they did the impossible. Not only did they survive such an event against all odds, but they left us a written record of it.

Kerbstone 93 is a simple drawing which is realistic in its depiction of an event with two key numbers beneath it. The two numbers we have seen before at this site so it is not surprising to find them so boldly depicted. The two numbers are 33 and 56. Because of a beautiful image by A. Murphy we can correct the right side of Martin Brennan’s sketch as shown. The correction depicts 2 C’s, an inclusive parentheses and a large crescent. This we might interpret as many craters were created from the each one. A reading of these 3 C’s followed by 3 C’s when read right left is: many craters were created from the each one. There are 3 at 33. Which is factually correct.

Notice there are 8 peaks and 9 valleys in the bottom glyph.  The square root of 7920 is 89. Note that 56 is read quite simply. The large line parenthesis beneath the cycle line marks out 5 peaks and 6 valleys.

The dot divides the peaks into 3 and 2 or 32 which is the square of 5.65. This repeats the 56 idea. Recall 90 degrees minus 56.5 is 33.5 which gives additional meaning to the 33.

The diagram clearly depicts an event. Reading it left to right, we see an object with a center. It is approaching the Earth which is correctly depicted as viewed from above with lines of latitude shown. The short line at 11:00 depicts the impact site of the object on the left and the two lines at 2:00 show its final position. The swirl to the right is an explanation to the viewer. The artist explains simply, “It turned.”

This then is the message of Knowth from the scientists of an ancient era to the scientists of today. It is simple. It is straightforward and it is logical.


(1) Martin Brennan, “The Stones of Time.” Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions International, 1994.

(2) A. Murphy, 2000 at


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