Photo: Gilded Chariot Wheel
You will be
surprised to see proof of Pharaoh's chariots and bones of horses and men found
in the Red Sea. Evidence of the crossing of the Red Sea.
Photo: Wheel Artifact
the actual Exodus route has come from divers finding coral-encrusted bones and
chariot remains in the Gulf of Aqaba.
ONE of the most dramatic records of Divine intervention in history is the account of the Hebrews' exodus from Egypt.
Photo: Exodus Route
drowning of the entire Egyptian army in the Red Sea was not an insignificant
event, and confirmation of this event is compelling evidence that the Biblical
narrative is a truly authentic account.
Over the years, many divers have searched the Gulf of Suez in vain for artifacts to verify the Biblical account. But, carefully following the Biblical and historical records of the Exodus brings you to Nuweiba, a large beach in the Gulf of Aqaba, as Ron Wyatt discovered in 1978.
When Ron Wyatt
first visited Nuweiba
in 1978, he found a Phoenician style column lying in the water. Unfortunately
the inscriptions had been eroded away, hence the column's importance was not
understood until 1984 when a second granite column was found on the Saudi
coastline opposite, identical to the first, except on this one the inscription
was still intact!
Photo: Actual Crossing
Saudi Arabia does not admit tourists, and perhaps fearing unauthorized visitors, the Saudi Authorities have since removed this column, and replaced it with a flag marker where it once stood.
The Bible writers frequently refer to the miracle of the Red Sea crossing, for it was an event which finds no equal in history.
prophets describe the sea at the crossing site as '...the waters of the great
deep...the depths of the sea...' Isaiah
51:10 How deep is the water?
Photo: The amazing land bridge
Photo: Above NUWEIBA BEACH
Depth-sounding expeditions have revealed a smooth, gentle slope descending from Nuweiba out into the Gulf. This shows up almost like a pathway on depth-recording equipment, confirming it's Biblical description, '...a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters.' (Isaiah 43:16) Knowing the exact spot to which the Bible writers were referring, what is the depth there?
Along this line, the deepest point is about 800m (2,600 feet). No wonder that inspired writers of the Bible described it as the mighty waters. And no wonder that not a single Egyptian survived when the water collapsed in upon them.
Repeated dives in depths ranging from 60 to 200 feet deep (18m to 60m), over a stretch of almost 2.5 km, has shown that the chariot parts are scattered across the sea bed. Artifacts found include wheels, chariot bodies, as well as human and horse bones. Divers have located fossils on the Saudi coastline opposite Nuweiba as well.
Photo: Human & Horse Bones
bone, one of many found at the crossing site.
This one tested by the Department of Osteology at Stockholm University, was found to be a human femur, from the right leg of a 165-170cm tall man. It is essentially 'fossilized, ' i.e., replaced by minerals and coral, hence cannot be dated by radiocarbon methods, although this specimen was obviously from antiquity. Mute witness to the miracle of the crossing of the Red Sea by the Hebrews 3,500 years ago.
Photo: One of Four wheels found
A chariot wheel and axle covered with coral and up-ended. Found with a metal detector. Coral-encrusted chariot wheel, filmed off the Saudi coastline, matches chariot wheels found in Tutankhamen's tomb.
Exodus 14:25 "And took off
their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily..."
Since 1987, Ron Wyatt found three four-spoke gilded chariot wheels. Coral does not grow on gold hence the shape has remained very distinct, although the wood inside the gold veneer has disintegrated making them too fragile to move.
The hope for future expeditions is to explore the deeper waters with remote cameras or mini-subs.