Say, about that whole Parting of the Red Sea thing:
Um...Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced that a team of underwater archaeologists had discovered that remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BC, at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, 1.5 kilometers offshore from the modern city of Ras Gharib.
At present, they've recovered a total of more than 400 different skeletons, as well as hundreds of weapons and pieces of armor, also the remains of two war chariots, scattered over an area of approximately 200 square meters. They estimate that more than 5000 other bodies could be dispersed over a wider area, suggesting that an army of large size who have perished on the site. Many clues on the site have brought Professor Gader and his team to conclude that the bodies could be linked to the famous episode of the Exodus. First of all, the ancient soldiers seem to have died on dry ground, since no traces of boats or ships have been found in the area. The positions of the bodies and the fact that they were stuck in a vast quantity of clay and rock, imply that they could have died in a mudslide or a tidal wave.
Could have? Well there seems to be no question that they died. The announcement came a year ago, and they're still exploring the site and surrounding area. Apparently, the description of the event - long considered a work of fiction by many academics - has some historical significance; artifacts don't lie.
Speaking of artifacts, you may recall that Indiana Jones went on a search for the Ark of the Covenant in one of his movie adventures. Now, the search is on again.
The Ark of the Covenant, a wooden and gold-plated box, is believed to contain the famous stone tablets which bear the Ten Commandments. The ancient site of Kiriath-Jearim, in west Jerusalem, will be opened up for the first time this summer. The Ark was stored at Kiriath-Jearim for two decades, according to the Book of Samuel.
They'll only be allowed a window of about a month's time to dig around.