Friday, May 30, 2008

We Had A Different Name for It

Ancient Egyptian City Unearthed in Sinai
Archaeologists exploring an old military road in the Sinai have unearthed 3,000-year-old remains from an ancient fortified city, the largest yet found in Egypt, antiquities authorities announced Wednesday.

Hawass said early studies suggested the fort had been Egypt's military headquarters from the New Kingdom (1569-1081 B.C.) until the Ptolemaic era, a period of about 1500years.

The ancient military road, known as “Way of Horus,” once connected Egypt to Palestine and is close to present-day Rafah, which borders the Palestinian territory of Gaza.

The Bible calls it, "the way of the Philistines":-

Exodus 13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said: 'Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.'

1 comment:

Suzanne Pomeranz said...

"... when they see WAR..."

Some things never change! The ONLY time there was peace in that part of this region is when Israel was resident there - in Aza and the Sinai!