of the actual Exodus route has come from divers finding
coral-encrusted bones and chariot remains in the Gulf of Aqaba
of the most dramatic records of Divine intervention in history is
the account of the Hebrews' exodus from Egypt.
subsequent 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 truly
authentic. Over the years, many divers have searched the Gulf of
Suez in vain for artefacts 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.
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. Artefacts found include wheels,
chariot bodies as well as human and horse bones. Divers have
located wreckage on the Saudi coastline opposite Nuweiba as well.
Since 1987, Ron Wyatt found three 4-spoked 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. (ABOVE GILDED CHARIOT WHEEL - Mute witness
to the miracle of the crossing of the Red Sea by the Hebrews 3,500
years ago. Found with metal detector. *Coral will not grow on
Coral-encrusted chariot wheel, filmed off the Saudi coastline,
matches chariot wheels found in Tutankhamen's tomb
Mineralised Bone - One of many found at the crossing site (above
centre). This one Tested by the Dept. 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.
Chariot wheel and axle covered with coral and up-ended. Exodus
14:25 "And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave
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.
Phoenician letters (Archaic Hebrew), it contained the words:
Mizraim (Egypt); Solomon; Edom; death; Pharaoh; Moses; and Yahweh,
indicating that King Solomon had set up these columns as a
memorial to the miracle of the crossing of the sea. 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.
deep is the water?
Gulf of Aqaba is very deep, in places over a mile (1,600m) deep.
Even with the sea dried up, walking across would be difficult due
to the steep grade down the sides. But there is one spot where if
the water were removed, it would be an easy descent for people and
animals. This is the line between Nuweiba and the opposite shore
in Saudi Arabia.
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) The Bible writers frequently refer to the miracle
of the Red Sea crossing, for it was an event which finds no equal
The Hebrew prophets describe the sea at
the crossing site as "...the waters of the great deep ...the
depths of the sea..." (Isaiah 51:10). Knowing the exact spot
to which the Bible writers were referring, what is the depth
there? The distance between Nuweiba and where artifacts have been
found on Saudi coast is about 18km (11 miles).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. (above right NUWEIBA BEACH - The spot
where the crossing began. )
The saudi side also has a beach area of a similar size see
Model of depths at crossing site.)
right THE EXODUS ROUTE - With the correct crossing site in the
Gulf of Aqaba)
to see youtube clip of Red Sea crossing