New ruins reveal vast, rich tombs and even when the plague came to Thebes.
Even modern places such as Cairo’s museum and slums deliver unexpected historic gems.
Too often, it might appear as if Egypt’s dunes no longer deliver Giza-grade delights.
While it would be extremely difficult to top the famous pyramids, incredible discoveries are still being made.
Undoubtedly, one of the hottest topics in the field of OT biblical studies in recent years is the dating of the Exodus. Essentially, there are two prevailing positions: the early Exodus view, which contends that the Israelite Exodus transpired during the middle of the 15th century BC, and the late Exodus view, which purports that the Israelites actually left Egypt nearly 200 years later, during the 13th century BC.
Gambling has been of interest to the Greeks since ancient times and it seems that we haven’t forgotten the bad habits of the past.
In 2014, Russian divers found traces of his army near Pharos Island, which is located near Alexandria.
The island once held the highest building of the time—a lighthouse that reached 117 meters (384 ft) into the sky.
Determined to rule the land of the pharaohs, he fought off the British successfully until the lure of power got the best of him.
The English nabbed Egypt while Napoleon was attempting a coup in France.
The importance of Hazor’s contribution to the debate on the timing of the Exodus cannot be underestimated, as “Hazor provides the only possible evidence for an Israelite conquest of Canaan in the late 13th century” BC.[ Hazor—strategically located on the Great Trunk Road, which is the main commercial highway that cut through Canaan and was part of the principal military route throughout the Late Bronze Age (1550–1200 BC)—thus is at the center of the debate over the timing of the Exodus, since it was both destroyed by Joshua and destroyed in the 13th century BC.