The younger Pharaoh in Cecil B  DeMille's movie "The 10 Commandments", adversary to  "Moses" (played by Charlton Heston) - the villain we love to hate!

The route where Israel crossed was a drug smuggling route when I crossed there myself !

LEFT, Ron Wyatt -- RIGHT, Dr. Robert Holt, MD.  In the middle, a map of crossing route.

     I got acquainted with Ron Wyatt back in 1988 and 1989 because of his search for the "Ark of the Covenant" which he was continuing his on-going search for in the tunnels that exist below the streets and houses and lots and cemeteries of Old Jerusalem.   His theory was that the prophet Jeremiah had managed to hide this Holy Golden Ark in one of these tunnels and walled up the tunnel and buried it so thoroughly just before the Babylonians had invaded that no one (but Ron) has ever been able to catch a glimpse of it since. 

     However, Ron Himself, right up to his death in 1999 related that he found a great deal of the golden furniture that was in the original Holy Jewish temple up until the Babylonians besieged Jerusalem in the time of the Prophet Jeremiah.  Jeremiah had hidden these items in a passageway not far from where he, Jeremiah himself, was staying.  They were hidden in very tight quarters, however, far underground on Mount Moriah, near the Damascus Gate and the Garden Tomb.  After years of trying to reach this temple furniture, on January 14, 1982, at 2 PM he actually was able to see into the large stone box where the ark was stored, and then collapsed with exhaustion and pneumonia.  Here's a picture of that experience.

    Ron Wyatt spent many more years trying to get the Golden Ark out from its difficult hiding place, and I was a part of his October 1989 attempt, but so far as I know the ark is still there. Like Uzza, Ron almost died trying to touch it, and now he says the Jews know where it is, and have plans to put it in the new temple they will build when God miraculously restores that part of Mount Moriah back to them. Now Ron is dead, obviously he'll be unable to aid them more than he has already.
   Before Ron Wyatt got so involved in trying to retrieve the Golden Ark of the Covenant from its 25 century hiding place he was a lot more involved in that part of Israel's traditional history in which they escaped from Egypt with Moses' help (whichever person we decide served the role of Moses) --whether Moses was actually a real Pharaoh of Egypt, or someone partly qualified for this position as Pharaoh's daughter's adopted son, who slew an Egyptian overseer who was beating a Hebrew slave.  Either way, "Moses" returned after 30-40 years exile in the Wilderness of Sinai, and after certain plagues brought on the Egyptians by God --the reigning Pharaoh let Israel leave.
The entire traditional Jewish "Passover" is based on what happened to the Israelites as they left ---
    Exodus 12:1 "And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying.--"

    3 "Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every month a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:--"

    5 "Your lamb shall be without blemish..6 "And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month:--and shall kill it in the evening."

The whole idea and plot of the "Exodus" is that Israel was being mistreated as slaves
     Exodus 1:13 "And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:     14 "And they made their lives bitter with hard bondages, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour."   12a "--But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew--"  
    During the evening before they left their usual homes and servant and slave jobs in Egypt, the Israelites ate the Traditional "Passover Super" (Seder) as shown on the right.

    Exodus 12:11 "And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord's passover."

    Exodus 12:37 "And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children."  38 "And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle."
    Exodus 12:39 "And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual."

     I know this to be a realistic historical memory of the Israelites in a hurry to cross the Sinai Desert because when I crossed there myself in 1990-1991 that's exactly the kind of bread my Bedouin guide fixed for me! What's questionable was whether there was 600,000 of them!

     On one of several trips out into the Sinai desert in the Sinai Peninsula between Egypt and Israel in 1990-1993, I hired a taxi and taxi-driver in Cairo to take me to the place I thought from my research that Israel really crossed this stretch of desert.  There I paid for a Bedouin group to take me in a 4-wheel drive truck across the Sinai on my chosen route.  We stopped part-way and ate some freshly made unleavened bread they cooked on a brush campfire.

    While I was riding in the truck with the Bedouins, my Cairo taxi-driver stayed with his taxi, knowing that it might not have any tires on it otherwise. Later after we left there, he told me that a large part of the money I paid for my 1-day pilgrimage on this route where few besides ancient Israel had gone before went for a bribe to the local drug gang for permission to use their smuggling route.  To avoid the Egyptian authorities and stay out of jail, or worse, they used this relatively unknown way to cross the Sinai.  They'd put their drugs into an inner tube in the Gulf of Aquaba, where an Isreali drug dealer would pick them up in a speed boat and sell them in Israel or Europe or the USA.

We need to be more Critical of  these Stories of Israel's crossings of the Sinai Desert, and also of the story of a them crossing over the Red Sea on dry ground, as thousands of Egyptian soldiers are drowned trying to follow.    My own stories of similar trips!

     But, before I further investigate and relate what may have really happened according to Ron Wyatt and others (including Napoleon Bonaparte) I'll show you more of Cecille B. DeMille's Hollywood version.

     As I have discovered in the other Moses' stories, the real truth is probably a combination of parts of all these stories redacted by ancient Jewish editors to put together what later became known as the Holy Bible.

   The movie sticks pretty close to the Bible plot.  Baby Moses rides in a basket in the Nile and is adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, and is part of his family.

     Returning from exile in the wilderness, Moses, upper left, demands his Pharaoh "brother" let this enslaved real relatives go.  When refused, he sends his real brother Aaron, upper right, out to the Nile river with his staff to miraculously turn the Nile river into blood.  9 plagues later on the night of the "Passover" Moses' adoptive sibling, the proud Pharaoh relents, as he stands by his dead son, and Israel marches through the gates and into tomorrow.  But Pharaoh has second thoughts and follows them across the wilderness with his chariots.  Israel is crossing the sea, thought to be the Gulf of Suez in Cecil B. DeMille's time, on dry land, but the soldiers pursue them, ignoring the mountainous waves on both sides.

    Galloping along in their chariots, trying to catch up with the slowly moving Israelites as the last of them get up on level shore out of harm's way, the soldiers of Pharaoh don't quite catch up before the waves come crashing back.

     Napoleon Bonaparte, in his conquests in the name of, and for the glory of, --France-- was told by the locals in the northern Gulf of Suez area about an underwater ridge that reached almost to the surface and was underwater even when the tide was out.  But, they said, in a really strong wind, a 67 MPH or stronger east wind, the whole ridge was exposed, and anyone, even a great number of people, as the Israelites were presumed to be, could walk across.  Napoleon decided to try it, on his horse!  The wind stopped blowing while he was out in the middle, and his men came out and rescued him in a rowboat. "Another sermon would have been preached if I had drowned!" quipped Napoleon.

Sarabit-al-Khadim and Me!

   I was on another expedition to the Sinai this time, not on the one where I toured the real route of Israel's crossing in a 4 wheel drive truck, that I got to see Sarabit-al-Khadim, the place where the first three of the TEN COMMANDMENTS were really thought up, "invented" by Moses -- assuming that "Moses" was really Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, who renamed himself Akhenaten.  In honor of his newly invented or thought up "One God".  The Aton or Aten. In Hebrew Aden or Adonai.  Still an acceptable name for God along with Yahweh or "I AM" (from Imhotep according to Mary Nell Wyatt) 

   It was at the traditional Mount Sinai that I met a very youthful taxi driver in the parking lot where tourists park not far from the Saint Catherine monastery and catch the bus to and from Cairo, Egypt.  I had come on that bus and would have returned on it had I not met the youthful taxi driver who told me that he had lived in this area as a child and teen-ager and knew it like the back of his hand.  I told him I had read about Sarabit-al-Khadim, and would like to go there some day.  "Why not today?" he said.  "I'll not charge you much more than it would cost you to take the bus back to Cairo, and I'll drop you off in Cairo late this evening after you've seen Sarabit-al-Khadim."  And so it came to be that I've visited a place Westerners can barely pronounce, and haven't any idea of what really happened there.

      His car was a rather old Mercedes with smooth tires and only two wheel rear-wheel drive, but it was the pride of his young life and he wanted to keep making the payments on it.  And this trip would help.  He didn't tell me the "road" we would take existed more in his head than one I could actually see, that sand drifted across it continually, and there was only an occasional rusted road sign on grey wind-blasted wooden posts that were perhaps put up for the guidance of soldiers in World War I.

     Radio going full blast with soulful but seductive Arabic music, of which I didn't understand a word, he sped along at about 40 miles per hour or more, knowing that if he slowed down for any reason we'd get stuck in the drifting sand, and there'rd we be for the rest of the afternoon.   Finally we dipped over the brink of a hill into a little Bedouin tent village, and the taxi drive negotiated with a very thin Arab man who would take me up over the rocks and ledges in the background to see the wonders of Sarabit-al-Khadim.  The place of exile of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV  AKA Akhanaten for 30 years according to Ahmed Osman's research.  Proved to be so by inscriptians found there and a carved stone miniature of his mother Queen Tiye.  The daughter of the Biblical Joseph.   I was trembling in anticipation of possibly following in the footsteps of a major candidate for the identity of the Biblical "Moses".   The thin Arab man was trembling also, but not from fear or expectation.  It was Ramadan, he had eaten nothing and drank nothing all day long, and religious custom would allow nothing until after dark and the sound of the prayers was heard over the portable radio.   There was no real path up to the top of the ledge.  Just areas where it was possible to limb and other areas where it was too difficult to do so.  Finally we reached an area of standing stones, caves, squared off rocks, and a few tablet- shaped rocks with rounded tops like a modern gravestone at any cemetery or (you guessed it) like the TEN COMMANDMENTS is written on in most pictures.

    I had my large VHS video camera with me as I clambered up over those rocks, and I was glad I did.  Who would expect a scene such as this almost in the middle of the Sinai Desert?  Temples, and villas, and monuments of all shapes and sizes.  And not only Egyptian writing, but another type of writing inscribed on the rocks that scholars have speculated was the first examples of what later become Phonician and Aramaic and Arabic and Hebrew.  Certainly it's believable that an Egyptian king lived here.  And wrote, and dreamed of returning to the world that had temporarily exiled him for his heretic monotheistic beliefs.  Beliefs that would one day in the future win over at least 1/2 the world!

     Exodus 20:1 "And God (the One God, the Aton) spake all these words (into the ears and mind of the exiled Akhenaten) saying,--"

     2 "I AM the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, (and will bring out your Hebrew family and the followers of your monotheistic religious beliefs), ---"

     3"Thou (and they) shalt have no other gods before me (the Aton)."

     4 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;---"

     5 "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; ---"

     6 "And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."

     7 "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God, (the Aton, the CREATOR OF ALL, the One God) in vain; for the Lord ADONAI will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain."

 There's no indication that Pharaoh Akhenaten showed any interest in the 4th commandment, which according to the Torah was not celebrated until Israel was leaving Egypt, and camping in the wilderness.
    The sun was setting as the thin, very hungry and thirsty guide and I carefully felt our way back down over the rocks and ledges, always watching out for snakes and scorpions of course, and headed for the gathering tribe members and the stewing meat.  The chief had his silver teapot, his "badge of office" and was brewing up some tea of some sort.
    My young taxi driver and his Mercedes had taken a nap while I was scrambling around taking videos where possibly the real Moses once tended not sheep, but his monotheistic religious flock by means of messengers and new commandments.  I was expected to dicker over some possibly fake turquoise, so I did.  By then it was dark, the prayers had been sung over the radio, and we all reached into the stew, they waiting for me first, and pulled out a bony piece--and started to eat.      

     How we got back to the paved road with the real road signs on it in the pitched blackness pierced only by normal Mercedes headlights aided only by the memory of my young taxi driver I haven't the foggiest notion.  But we did.  When we saw the city limits of Cairo it turned out he had no taxi permit for Cairo, so he turned me over to a young female who did with a more obvious taxi, paid her the lowest haggled price he could manage, and soon I was back at my hotel in Heliopolis.

The Pillar of Smoke by Day and

The Pillar of Fire by Night!

    Exodus 13:20 "And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness."

     21 "And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar, to give them light; to go by day and night:

     22 "He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people."


Much of the Bible Old Testament is

Retroactive Reporting and Redaction

to achieve Religious Goals that don't

have much to do with actual

Historical Events!


    When I first put up my first web page, HEALTHARK.COM, in 1999, I had read Ahmed Osman's book "Moses, Pharaoh of Egypt", in which Osman, an Egyptian lawyer, and a Muslim by religious faith, shows quite a bit of evidence from Egyptian tombs and inscriptions that Yuya, the prime minister under Pharaoh Amenhotep III had a pretty daughter who became the secondary wife of the pharaoh while he was waiting for his sister to become old enough to become his Royal Wife.  They had a son who was only 50% Egyptian and 50% Hebrew.  (Yuya's mummy is available and is not Egyptian.)

      Part of the story of Yuya was used by Hebrew "Redactors" to construct the Story of Joseph in the Old Testament.  From this comes the idea that Moses, the son of Aminhotep 3 and Yuya's daughter Tiye was hidden in a basket-boat among some reeds as a baby because his father the Pharaoh sought to kill him.  And that this son, once accepted became an Egyptian general, and was given an Ethiopian (Cushite) wife.  But the "Redactors" intentionally omitted the part where he actually ruled many years as Aminhotep 4, changing his name to Akhenaten after he became a Monotheist.  Declarlng the only God, the "One God" to be Aton (or Adon in Hebrew). From this partly suppressed knowledge, Jews are freely allowed to refer to their god as "Adonai" (the plural form of Adon).

      Moses' escape into the Wilderness of Sinai after supposedly killing an Egyptian (unlikely) comes from Akhenaten's 30 year exile living at the wilderness temple at Serabit al Khadim.  Where I have visited myself at great risk during Ramadan, riding with a lone Egyptian taxi-driver who at one time lived near here (he said). A small cameo picture of Queen Tiye, Akhenaten's mother was found at this temple.

     But this history (if you'd like to call it that) is heavily "contaminated" with other material from the Midianites, whose god traditionally was a mountain god of thunder and storms, and quite likely lived on or near mount Jabal al Lawz in Saudia Arabia, not Mount Saint Catherine, the now traditional site since Constantine's mother made that her first choice.   Most likely Akhenaten held a much grander view of the God Aton, Creator and sustainer of all life on Earth, than the petty hostile Jehovah of the Midianites.  However, Hebrew priests found such a jealous God to be just the sort of "person" they were looking for, so long as they could claim that "He" preferred only them as his "Chosen People".

       To CONTINUE our critical discussion of why the High Priest Aaron, brother of Moses, made a "Golden Calf" and also to follow me following Ron Wyatt to Jerusalem, and beyond--

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     Not having nearly enough material to "flesh out" either the story of Joseph or of Moses' God he met in the desert (who called himself I AM), the Hebrew "Redactors" discovered the story of Imhotep, and, perhaps reading Mary Nell Wyatt's Egyptian inscriptions both in the desert near the Nile, and at Saqquara, they used the I AM name, the 7 year famine, and Imhotep's skill as a physician and "Wise Man" to supply a great amount of material for the TORAH!

For another extended series about Joseph as Imhotep, the architect of the step pyramid at Seqquara in Egypt,

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Why a Golden Calf?


WWinding Mountain Path


Ron Wyatt's Ark Search


Wyatt's Man in White


Imhotep 1



Imhotep 2




Grain Storage


Angels Keep Coming!


Jesus the Cartoonist


Chasing Israel in Sinai Desert


Under the Red Sea


Who Copied Who?


Magdalene 1


 Magdalene 2


NT Joseph Jesus' Father