Found: Ancient Egyptian City from Biblical Times
by Hillel Fendel
Israel National News
Egypt announces that an ancient city from 3,500 years ago – at the
height of the Jewish People’s enslavement there – has been discovered
Egypt says an ancient city from 3,500 years ago – at the height of the
Jewish People’s enslavement there – has been discovered by radar. The
announcement was made by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
BBC reports that Austrian archaeologists used radar imaging to find the
underground outlines of the city, located in the now densely-populated
Nile Delta area.
The city is believed to be Avaris, the summer capital of the Hyksos
people, foreign occupiers who ruled Egypt for about a century,
beginning around the mid-17th century BCE. It was during that time that
the Children of Israel began their sojourn in Egypt, which continued
later with a “new king who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1:8),
enslavement, and later, the miraculous Exodus.
The radar images show the outlines of streets and houses underneath
what are now green farm fields and modern towns.
"The aim of the geophysical survey,” said Austrian archaeological team
head Irene Mueller, “was to identify the size of the ancient city… The
mission also identified one of the Nile river tributaries that passed
through the city, as well as two islands.”