Moses crossing the Red Sea on dry ground is not a myth!
The Bible records that a huge number of Hebrew slaves escaped the wrath of Egypt through the parted waters of the Red Sea.
The Bible details the destruction of Pharaoh’s army as walls of sea water crashed down upon them. Is there any real proof that the Biblical account of the Exodus actually happened? How can we know that this is more than a child’s story?
Chariot Wheels litter the bottom of the Red Sea.
Horse bones discovered in the Red Sea off Neweiba Beach. Many human and horse bones have been recovered from the bottom of the Red Sea. What other evidence is there that an army was destroyed by water?
The story began in 1978 when a man by the name of Ron Wyatt chartered a small air-plane and was flying over the Sea of Aqaba south of Israel. Wyatt was a part-time Bible explorer who was in the area on some archeological research at the sites of Sodom and Gomorrah along side of the Dead Sea.
As he flew over Neweiba Beach he commented to the pilot — “That looks like the area the Bible describes where Moses was trapped between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army. I need to go down there and take a closer look.”
Wadi WatirNeweiba Beach, Egypt, is now a resort area along the coast of the Sea of Aqaba (Red Sea).
When Wyatt drove to Neweiba Beach, he had to go through a long winding canyon called the Wadi Watir. He recalled how that Pharaoh had said — “They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in.” (Exodus 14:3)
Once Moses and the Hebrews entered into the canyon there was no escape. Soon the million or so escaping slaves were crowded onto a sandy beach. Before them lay the Red Sea. Behind them came one of the most powerful armies in the world. They were trapped between the mountains and the Red Sea.
The steep canyon sides of the Wadi Watir leading to Neweiba Beach, Egypt.
Pharaoh’s army pursued thinking that an easy massacre was just hours away. They were right! But Pharaoh and his commanders had no way of knowing that they would be the ones destroyed by walls of water that loomed up nearly 900 feet on either side of them.
Pillar marking the crossing site of the Exodus.
When Mr. Wyatt arrived at Neweiba Beach he soon found evidence that this was, in fact, the very spot where Moses and his followers crossed the Red Sea. A huge stone column was found lying in the water and the inscription had long been washed away. But an identical column found across the Red Sea had Hebrew writing giving glory to the God of Israel who delivered His people through the Red Sea. It is believed that King Solomon erected those columns as a permanent memorial of the Exodus!
An identical column was found on the opposite side of the Red Sea along the coast of the ancient land of Midian which is now Saudi Arabia. Chariot Wheels in the Red Sea have been discovered.Mr. Wyatt reasoned that if this were truly the site of the Red Sea Exodus, there could be evidence in the waters. What he was about to find was truly remarkable!
Wyatt began investigating underwater off the coast of Neweiba Beach. One of the first things he found was a beautiful gold plated chariot wheel, very fragile but clearly visible in the clear waters of the Red Sea!
Later, Wyatt and his sons found numerous other man-made artifacts and chariot wheels. The shapes of the battle debris were still intact because coral had attached themselves to the wood, preserving evidence of the historical accuracy of the Biblical account of the Exodus and the destruction of Pharaoh’s army, estimated to be as many as 250,000 soldiers and horse drawn chariots.
Coral encrusted chariot wheel found in the water of the Red Sea.
Four, six and eight-spoked wheels were found in the Red Sea. These wheels were typical of the wheels used in the 18th Dynasty at the time of Moses and the Red Sea Exodus.
Man-made axle and wheel found in the waters of the Red Sea.Artists rendering of the wooden spokes and axle, now gone but the shape has been preserved by coral!
4 and 6 Spoked Wheels From The 5th Dynasty of Egypt:
Typical chariot wheel from the 18th Dynasty of Egypt, the time of Moses and the Exodus.
Wyatt recovered the hub of a wheel with the remains of eight spokes and gave this significant find to Nassif Mohammed Hassan, Director of Antiquities in Cairo. Mr. Hassan immediately identified the artifact as a chariot wheel dating over 3500 years ago during the 18th Dynasty, the only time the ancient Egyptians used an eight-spoked wheel. The hub and spokes are on display in Cairo, Egypt.
Coral attached themselves to the remains of the chariots and preserved them for 3500 years!
Mr. Wyatt commented that the bottom of the Red Sea was littered like a junk yard.
Who would have ever thought that such significant evidence would be preserved for nearly 3,500 years!
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Under water land bride stretching across the Red Sea. This remarkable excape route provided by God is nearly 200 yards wide!Wyatt also discovered that there was an under-water causeway or land bridge stretching from the shores of Neweiba Beach, across the deep waters of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, the ancient land of Midian where Moses and his people gathered at Mount Sinai. The land bridge provided by the Lord for His people, slopes gently down to almost 900 feet before going back up to the other side! Imagine walls of water 900 feet high . . . little wonder that Pharaoh’s army was totally destroyed!
Under water land bride through the Red Sea!
Finding the crossing site was the key in locating the real Mount Sinai in the land of Midian.
For hundreds of years, people thought that Mount Sinai was located in the southern tip of the of the Sinai Peninsula (see red “X” above. But after many archaeological digs in the area, it has been concluded that there was never an encampment there.
The Bible clearly teaches that the real Mount Sinai is in the land of Midian. Galatians 4:25 even declares that Mount Sinai is in Arabia, on the opposite side of the Gulf of Aqaba which is part of the Red Sea. But crossing the Red Sea presented a problem: the Red Sea is very similar to the Grand Canyon in that it is extremely deep and the sides are extremely steep!