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Does This Newly Discovered Statue Depict the Pharaoh of Exodus?

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz : Mar 13, 2017 : Breaking Israel News

The discovery is huge in terms of historical context.

(Egypt)—[Breaking Israel News] German and Egyptian archaeologists discovered a massive statue of what they believe is the Ramses II, often depicted in pop-culture as the Pharaoh who ruled when God brought the Jews out of slavery. (Screengrab via YouTube/National Geographic/Getty Images)

The archaeologists found the 26-foot tall statue made from quartzite, depicting what they believe is Ramses II in groundwater in an east Cairo slum near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis. Also known as Ramses the Great, he was the third of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and ruled from 1279 to 1213 BC...

Although he is regularly associated with the pharaoh from the biblical Book of Exodus there is no historical or archaeological evidence for this whatsoever. This perception of him as the nemesis of Moses was set forward by popular culture, most notably in the classic Cecil B. DeMille film, The Ten Commandments in 1956...

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