i know what you mean with numbers. my birth date follows me relentlessly. it appears as addresses (mine) liscence plates, purchase prices, phone numbers etc etc etc i share a birthdate with a viscious dictator so i have mixed feelings about my birthdate, but it seems those numbers hold an enigma i need to resolve in this life and will follow me until i figure it out, and i am slowly slowly slowly figuring it all out. but that is another major lesson for me - things are happening, but not anywhere near as fast as i want them to
yes gypsies, egyptian, that is an obvious connection. perhaps on their way from india they stopped in egypt and inter married with the royal family. then they continued on to europe. from the european perspective they came from egypt, even though their (your) origins go back further than that.
and yes, that was a high culture there in spain at that time. and you are right, i had neglected to mention the jewish factor. all three major western cultures in one area, lving side by side and thriving. we could learn alot from history huh? many mysteries bubbled to the top of awareness at that time. alchemy also.