Galicia, in the furthest region of Iberia, was the main source of tin for the Ancient Egyptians. Regular contact along the famed “Tin Route”—between Cádiz and Galicia—was common, as early as the 4th millenium BCE. The presence and influence of the [Ancient]Egyptians along the 'Tin Route' of the Portuguese Coast and as extended to the British Isles is one of the most ignored elements of the history of this region.Egypt was the most populated, richest and most influential country in the ancient world.
When the Ancient Egyptian civilization collapsed, the sea traffic along the'Tin Route' ended -- the economy along the Portuguese Coast collapsed and a subsequent massive immigration to the 'New World' occurred. A large population in Brazil look no different than the typical tanned easy going Egyptians. Some of Brazilian festivals -- such as in Bahia State -- are distinctively [Ancient] Egyptian.
The Ancient Egyptian concept of cosmology and mysticism made its way to Iberia a long time ago, and left its marking on Galicia. Not only that Galicia was important as the site of the famous shrine of Santiago de Compostela, This northern part of Iberia is also well known for two Gnostic movements— which are basically one concept that was reported as two separate events—Arianism and Priscillianism. The historical records and the traditions of Arianism,
Priscillianism, and Santiago de Compostela point to Egypt. Priscillianism had been defined by the Catholic Church as a Gnostic theology that was introduced by Marcus of Egypt to Priscillian of Galicia as their source.Arianism was reported and condemned by the Catholic Church as a “heresy” that was taught by Arius of Alexandria.