Monday, March 29, 2010

Evidence for the Ten Plagues of Egypt at time of Ramesses II

The Telegraph (Richard Gray)

Researchers believe they have found evidence of real natural disasters on which the ten plagues of Egypt, which led to Moses freeing the Israelites from slavery in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, were based.

But rather than explaining them as the wrathful act of a vengeful God, the scientists claim the plagues can be attributed to a chain of natural phenomena triggered by changes in the climate and environmental disasters that happened hundreds of miles away.

They have compiled compelling evidence that offers new explanations for the Biblical plagues, which will be outlined in a new series to be broadcast on the National Geographical Channel on Easter Sunday.

Archaeologists now widely believe the plagues occurred at an ancient city of Pi-Rameses on the Nile Delta, which was the capital of Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Rameses the Second, who ruled between 1279BC and 1213BC.

The city appears to have been abandoned around 3,000 years ago and scientists claim the plagues could offer an explanation.

Climatologists studying the ancient climate at the time have discovered a dramatic shift in the climate in the area occurred towards the end of Rameses the Second's reign.


Ishtar said...

There is evidence that this climate change, which destroyed the Old World civilisation in the third millennium BCE, was caused by a comet.

For research on this, please see: Paleoenvironmental Data for Abrupt Climate Change: The Workshop on Third Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World Collapse.

I've posted the highlights here on my forum, Ishtar's Gate:

Anonymous said...

the crazies are out. must be a full moon.

stewarth99 said...

Thanks for the heads up. I've now set up my recorder so i don't miss it.


Anonymous said...

This hypothesis was proposed by my geography/RE teacher in the 1950s
Drought + dead fish + insect growth + disease + death + polution + etc etc.

Anonymous said...

I heard this many years ago. Nothing new. And I believe it.