(myCommunity.com) Red Sea: Archaeologists discover the remains of the Egyptian army of the biblical exodus. A team of underwater archaeologists has discovered the remains of a large Egyptian army of the fourteenth century BC, at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, at one point 5 kilometers from the modern city of Ras Gharib.
The team was looking for the remains of ancient ships and artifacts related to the Stone Age and Bronze Age trade in the Red Sea area, when they came across a gigantic mass of human bones darkened by age.
Scientists led by Professor Abdel Muhammad Gader and associated with the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University, 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 cars of war, scattered in an area of approximately 200 square meters. They estimate that more than 5000 bodies could be scattered over a wider area, suggesting that a large army has perished at the site.
Many clues on the site have led Professor Gader and his team to conclude that the bodies could be linked to the famous Exodus episode. First, the old soldiers seem to have died on the mainland, since no traces of boats or boats have been found in the area. The positions of the bodies and the fact that they were stuck in a large amount of clay and rock, imply that they could have died in a mud slide or in a swell.
The large number of corpses suggests that a large ancient army perished in the place and the dramatic way in 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 waters returning that Moses I had separated. This new finding proves without a doubt that there was a large Egyptian army that was destroyed by the waters of the Red Sea during the reign of King Akhenaten.
This amazing discovery provides undeniable scientific evidence that one of the most famous episodes of the Old Testament was based on a historical event. It brings a totally new perspective on a story that many historians have been considering for years as a work of fiction, and suggests that other issues such as the "Egyptian Plagues" could have a historical basis.
Much more research and many more recovery operations are expected on the site in the coming years, as Professor Gader and his team have already announced their desire to recover the rest of the bodies and artifacts which has turned out to be one of the sites richest underwater archeology ever discovered.