In the most recent Hollywood movie about the life of Moses; “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” screenwriters and producers twist themselves into pretzels trying to imagine the parting of the Red Sea as not a miracle of God, but a freak occurence.
It’s filmed as a tsunami or otherwise natural phenomenon, happening at a very fortuitous moment for the slaves of Egypt.
To say the least.
However a recent discovery by a team of underwater archaeologists should cause at least a disclaimer, if not full rewrite of the script of that film.
According to Disclose TV, the remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BC, has been found at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, 1.5 kilometers offshore from the modern city of Ras Gharib.
The team was searching for the remains of ancient ships and artifacts related to Stone Age and Bronze Age trade in the Red Sea area, when they stumbled upon a gigantic mass of human bones darkened by age.
The scientists lead by Professor Abdel Muhammad Gader and associated with Cairo University’s Faculty of Archaeology, have already recovered a total of more than 400 different skeletons, as well as hundreds of weapons and pieces of armor, also the remains of two war chariots, scattered over an area of approximately 200 square meters.
What’s amazing and confounding to the folks who would tell you it’s all a big tale – is that the ancient soldiers seem to have died on dry ground, since no traces of boats or ships have been found in the area. The positions of the bodies and the fact that they were stuck in a vast quantity of clay and rock, implie that they could have died in a mudslide or a tidal wave.
Is this the actual golden chariot wheel of the Egyptian pharaoh who chased the ancient Israelites into the Red Sea, only to be drowned by God?
They estimate that more than 5000 other bodies could be dispersed over a wider area, suggesting that an army of large size who have perished on the site. This magnificient blade from an egyptian khopesh, was certainly the weapon of an important character. It was discovered near the remains of a richly decorated war chariot, suggesting it could have belonged to a prince or nobleman.
The shear number of bodies suggests that a large ancient army perished on the site and the dramatic way by which they were killed, both seem to corroborate the biblical version of the Red Sea Crossing, when the army of the Egyptian Pharaoh was destroyed by the returning waters that Moses had parted. This new find certainly proves that there was indeed an Egyptian army of large size that was destroyed by the waters of the Red Sea during the reign of King Akhenaten.
This new find certainly proves that there was indeed an Egyptian army of large size that was destroyed by the waters of the Red Sea during the reign of King Akhenaten.
For centuries, the famous biblical account of the “Red Sea Crossing” was dismissed by most scholars and historians as more symbolic than historical.
As far as Hollywood goes, what would you expect from the director of “SpiderMan”? How about an entertaining movie telling the real story? And while you’re at it, could you recast the lead? Thanks in advance.. Christian Bale? Really?
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