Coral encrusted Egyptian chariot wheels
found in Gulf of Aqaba at Nuweiba, Sinai Peninsula
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." (Exodus
The Hebrew Exodus from Egypt is
in scope the most miraculous event ever to be recorded by
man. It's historicity though has been challenged and
reduced to mere mythology by many religious theologians and
biblical archaeologists until recently. In 1978 Ron Wyatt, a
biblical archaeologist without formal training, confounded
the opponents of biblical historical accuracy by discovering
the true "Exodus Red Sea Crossing" in the Gulf of Aqaba (Red
Sea) at Nuweiba, Sinai Peninsula.
The authenticity of Wyatt's claim
has been validated with the discovery of the remains of
ancient Egyptian army chariots lying at the bottom of an
underwater land bridge connecting Sinai to Saudi Arabia.
Many coral encrusted chariot wheels, and a gilded four
spoked chariot wheel were found. Fossilized human and
horse bones were also recovered, but carbon dating was not
The Hebrew name given to the Red
Sea crossing site was Pi-hahiroth (Hebrew:
פִּי הַחִירֹת). The Hebrew name "Pi-hahiroth" has been
translated as "mouth of the gorges," descriptive of its
location, where the mouths of two rivers (wadis) combine at
the point of entry into the sea. The Nuweiba peninsula
fits this description exactly. The historical
significance of the Nuweiba site as the site of the Exodus
crossing was also known in ancient times. This fact is
attested to by the discovery of
"commemorative inscriptions erected by King Solomon"
on both the Sinai and Saudi Arabian sides of the crossing.
In 2000 Dr. Lennart Moller, a
research scientist from Sweden, headed an expedition that
retraced the footsteps of Wyatt. Soon after the
expedition, it's Swedish backers produced an excellent
documentary video and
book supporting Wyatt's claims as well as adding extensively to
the archaeological documentation. Archaeological
research is ongoing, with a new documentary due in 2008.
archaeologists consider Ron Wyatt's accomplishments to be
nothing but fraud and sensationalism, many have examined the
evidence and perceive the truth beyond the personalities
and politics of the profession.
Nuweiba Beach, Sinai
land bridge at Nuweiba, Sinai Peninsula
Documentation of Ron Wyatt's
Significance of wheels found in
Red Sea, by Wyatt Archaeological Research
Click to see
Ron Wyatt's video posted on You-Tube.
Documentation of Dr. Lennart Moller's Expedition
Video commentaries from Dr.
Lennart Moller's documentary film "Search For The Red Sea
answers to the mystery of the Exodus and Red Sea Crossing.
Click topics below to view:
The Exodus Revealed - Searching for Red Sea Crossing - YouTube
Interview with Dr Moller - YouTube
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