Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has just announced that a team of underwater archaeologists have just found the remains of a massive Egyptian army from the 14th century BC at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez.
According to American News, the team of researchers were looking for the remains of ancient ships and artifacts related to the Stone and Bronze Ages in the Red Sea when they suddenly came upon a gigantic mass of human bones. The team was being led by Professor Abdel Muhammad Gader, and were associated with Cairo University’s Faculty of Archaeology.
Since their initial discovery, the archaeologists have found 400 different skeletons, as well as hundreds of weapons and pieces of armor. They believe that 5,000 other bodies are dispersed in the area, meaning that a large army perished at the site.
Multiple clues have given Gader and his team the impression that the army died in an episode of the Exodus. First of all, the soldiers appear to have died on dry ground, since no traces of boats or ships have been found in the area. Secondly, the positions of the bodies and the fact that they were found stuck in clay rock implies that they died in either a mudslide or a tidal wave.
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