Red Sea: Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus

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Suez| Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced this morning that a team of underwater archaeologists had discovered that remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BC, 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 artefacts 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. 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 highly decorated war chariot, suggesting it could have belonged to a prince or nobleman.

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.

Many clues on the site have brought Professor Gader and his team to conclude that the bodies could be linked to the famous episode of the Exodus. First of all, 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.

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.

The famous biblical account of the "Red Sea Crossing" was dismisseded by many scholars and historians as more symbolic than historical.

For centuries, the famous biblical account of the “Red Sea Crossing” was dismissed by most scholars and historians as more symbolic than historical.

This astounding discovery brings undeniable scientific proof that one the most famous episodes of the Old Testament was indeed, based on an historical event. It brings a brand new perspective on a story that many historians have been considering for years as a work of fiction, and suggesting that other themes like the “Plagues of Egypt” could indeed have an historical base.

A lot more research and many more recovery operations are to be expected on the site over the next few years, as Professor Gader and his team have already announced their desire to retrieve the rest of the bodies and artefacts from was has turned out to be one of the richest archaeological underwater sites ever discovered.

12 Comments on "Red Sea: Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus"

  1. Susanna Harriff | November 1, 2014 at 11:32 pm | Reply

    I suspect that God allowed the water to start seeping back into the ground after the Egyptians started across, making the ground into deep mud. It only said that the Israelites crossed over on dry ground.

    • Amen! Many are missing the spiritual side of these things, the awesome power and doings of God. People will never escape leaning towards their own understanding in matters.

    • The children of Israel crossed on dry land after God parted the waters…..but, the Egyptians were covered with water….they and their chariots, as God caused the waters to return. Bet there was some mud there too!

    • There were many thousands of people following Moses across the ground of the Red Sea, can you imagine thousands of people having to walk in mud with children. It doesn’t make sense. God has the power to make the sea bottom dry so they could cross without getting bogged down. If he is goig to hold the waters back for them to cross and then let them be bogged down in mud. Why would he do that. Those were his people and he knew how to save them.

  2. Adrene Sanders | November 1, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    The chariot wheels became wobbly because God made them so!

  3. Adrene Sanders | November 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Reply

    I thought that the ground was dry before the waters came back down!?

    • You are correct:

      Exodus 14:21-22 KJV

      And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

    • Colleen Ridge | November 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm |

      ‘Dry’ could have several levels, dry enough to walk across vs dry enough to have horses/chariots to go across, it must have been the former.

    • Dry land does not mean “dry” but rather that it was not covered in water. A beach is dry land when you leave the surf, but it is still wet

    • Joshua Ducote | March 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm |

      Think…If God help Moses to raise the ocean waters is the ground gonna be wet?
      NO! It would most likely had been very wet.

      #God-Is-The-Creator

  4. maranatha
    its great

    • Joshua Ducote | March 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm |

      To: amulraj

      Do you mean maranatha or?
      I don’t know what you mean.

      #God-Is-The-creator

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