Explore ancient Egypt and the Route of the Exodus!

Explore ancient Egypt and the Route of the Exodus!

Giza Pyramids

Explore ancient Egypt and the Route of the Exodus!

Giza Pyramids

The Giza Pyramid Complex, also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. All were built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. The site also includes several cemeteries and the remains of a workers village.

The site is at the edges of the Western Desert, approximately 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of the Nile River in the city of Giza, and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of the city centre of Cairo.

The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre are the largest pyramids built in ancient Egypt, and they have historically been common as emblems of Ancient Egypt in the Western imagination. They were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the Ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence. – Wikipedia

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Saqqara

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The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara

Saqqara, also spelled Sakkara or Saccara in English /səˈkɑːrə/, is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara contains numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb, and a number of mastaba tombs. Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km (4.3 by 0.9 mi).

At Saqqara, the oldest complete stone building complex known in history was built, the Pyramid of Djoser, built during the Third Dynasty. Another sixteen Egyptian kings built pyramids at Saqqara, which are now in various states of preservation. High officials added private funeral monuments to this necropolis during the entire Pharaonic period. It remained an important complex for non-royal burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years, well into Ptolemaic and Roman times. – Wikipedia

Was Imhotep, the Vizier of the 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser, who built the Step Pyramid also Joseph of the Old Testament, who was sold into slavery in Egypt? Come and learn more on the tour and see the sites at Saqqara for yourself!

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Imhotep = Joseph?

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Grain Bins of Joseph (?) and the Imhotep Museum

Large walled pits are in the ground around the Step Pyramid complex. Were these use to store grain during the time of Joseph/Imhotep? See these pits for yourself!

“And Joseph stored up grain in great abundance, like the sand of the sea, until he ceased to measure it, for it could not be measured.” Genesis 41:49

We will also visit the nearby Imhotep Museum. “The museum, which was named for the ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep, was opened on April 26, 2006 by Suzanne Mubarak and Bernadette Chirac. Imhotep is credited with being the first Egyptian to build a monumental structure out of stone: Pharaoh Djoser’s step pyramid located at Saqqara, which was built during the 3rd Dynasty.

“In the entrance hall, the visitor is welcomed by a fragment of the Djoser statue on which one can read the name of the king and the architect Imhotep. This find was on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and was exhibited only in the museum’s opening months.” – Wikipedia

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Museums in Cairo

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Museums in Cairo

On the tour we will visit the “Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms.” – Wikipedia

We will also visit the “Grand Egyptian Museum, also known as the Giza Museum, is an archaeological museum” which is currently under construction in Giza, Egypt if it’s open. Otherwise we will visit the “National Museum of Egyptian Civilization” which “is a large museum in the ancient city of Fustat, now part of Cairo, Egypt. The museum partially opened in February 2017 and will display a collection of 50,000 artefacts, presenting Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day.” – Wikipedia

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Land of Goshen

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Zoan (Greek Tanis)

The tour will next drive into the eastern Nile Delta which was the Land of Goshen during the exodus. We will visit the area of Zoan/Tanis. “Psalm 78:12,43 identifies the “field of Zoan” as where Moses performed miracles before Pharaoh to persuade him to release Israel from his service… The Greek Septuagint in all of these verses uses the Greek name Τάνις Tánis; both Tanis and Tso’an are ultimately derived from the Ancient Egyptian name for Tanis, ḏꜥn.t” (Wikipedia)

“In the sight of their fathers [Moses] performed wonders in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan. When [Moses] performed his signs in Egypt and his marvels in the fields of Zoan.” – Psalm 78:12, 43

“Tanis, biblical Zoan, modern Ṣān al-Ḥajar al-Qibliyyah, ancient city in the Nile River delta, capital of the 14th nome (province) of Lower Egypt and, at one time, of the whole country.” (Encyclopedia Britannica) “Tanis is a city in the north-eastern Nile Delta of Egypt. It is located on the Tanitic branch of the Nile which has long since silted up.” (Wikipedia)

“Many who know of Tanis at all remember the city as portrayed in the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. In the famous film the city was buried by a catastrophic ancient sandstorm and rediscovered by Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant… In 1939 a French archaeologist named Pierre Montet brought Tanis into the 20th century after nearly a dozen years of excavations. He unearthed a royal tomb complex that included three intact and undisturbed burial chambers—a rare and marvelous find.

The tombs held dazzling funereal treasures such as golden masks, coffins of silver, and elaborate sarcophagi. Other precious items included bracelets, necklaces, pendants, tableware, and amulets.

“Had the Second World War not intervened, the royal burials of Tanis would have been as well, if not better, known that the tomb of Tutankhamun,” Ikram notes.” (National Geographic)

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Traditional Mount Sinai

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The Real Red Sea Crossing (Nuweiba, Egypt)

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The Red Sea Crossing

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall encamp facing it, by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the people of Israel, ‘They are wandering in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’ And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord.” And they did so.” – Exodus 14:1-4

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.” – Exodus 14:21

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.” So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal course when the morning appeared. And as the Egyptians fled into it, the Lord threw the Egyptians into the midst of the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen; of all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea, not one of them remained. But the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.” – Exodus 14:26-29

Is Nuweiba, Egypt on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba the real Red Sea crossing? See the evidence for yourself on our tour and you decide! See how the Israelites were hemmed in and shut in by the mountains and wilderness with only one way onto the beach via the Wadi Watir dry riverbed. Learn about the research done in the past by Ron Wyatt, Dr. Glen Fritz and others into the Red Sea crossing location.

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Why select our tours?

Your guide, Andrew Jones, has been researching the exodus journey since middle school when he heard about Ron Wyatt discovering the real Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia and the real Red Sea crossing at Nuweiba, Egypt on the Gulf of Aqaba (the Red Sea). Andrew has explored and toured Egypt numerous times since 2000. Finally in 2016 Andrew was able to join a group and see the sites in ancient Midian in NW Arabia for the first time including the real Mount Sinai.

With the doors open Andrew ran through them 20+ times so far, spending over 150 days on the ground driving and walking the wadis and mountains of Midian. As of February 2020, he has journeyed over 20,000 miles across Midian alone not counting his trips to Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula.

With access to boats from locals you will journey out onto the Red Sea crossing to get a unique view of the crossing site. Only on this tour do you get detailed exodus route research and actually journey on a lot of the route the Israelites would have.

These tours are jammed full of information he’s learned on the ground and in his research. This is not just a photo tour to get a selfie at Mount Sinai or at the Red Sea crossing. You will learn the different theories about the exodus route and the pros and cons of each camping spot of the exodus. You will hear about local traditions and the latest research into the exodus. You will not want to miss learning these details of Andrew’s and others’ research into the exodus route in Egypt and location of Mount Sinai as you join him in following the footsteps of Moses and the Israelites as they journeyed from the Land of Goshen in the Nile Delta in ancient Egypt to the real Mount Sinai in ancient Midian. See also the supposed grain pits and the Step Pyramid at Saqqara that Imhotep built and some believe to be Joseph. See the sites and hear the theories and then you decide!

Guide and Exodus Researcher - Andrew JonesAndrew Jones' journey across the Land of Midian from 2016-2019Combined Egypt + Saudi Arabia tour of the exodus from Goshen to Mount Sinai

Tour Itineraries

Saudi Arabia Mount Sinai Tour (7 days/7 nights*)
*Includes 2 days mandatory quarantine in Saudi Arabia upon arrival.

Ancient Egypt & Exodus Route Tour (5 days/6 nights)

  • Day before tour starts: Arrive in Cairo, Egypt sometime before tour starts. Overnight in Cairo (hotel included in the tour).
  • Day 1: Giza and Saqqara Pyramids and Imhotep museum (Start of Egypt Tour). See the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the grain pits around the oldest stone building in the world. Also, visit the museum of Imhotep who designed the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. Enjoy lunch on the Nile River. Travel back north to the famous Pyramids of Giza – one of the wonders of the ancient world! Dinner at the hotel. (Overnight Cairo)
  • Day 2: Cairo Museums. Spend the day visiting 2 important museums in Cairo focused on ancient Egyptian civilization. First, we will visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC). The museum partially opened in February 2017 and will display a collection of 50,000 artifacts, presenting Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day including the royal mummies of 22 pharaohs. Next, we will visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. It is one of the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. If the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is finally open we will visit that museum instead of one of the others. Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world, the Grand Egyptian Museum will house artifacts of ancient Egypt, including the complete Tutankhamun collection; many pieces will be displayed for the first time. Do a little shopping that evening if interested. Lunch and dinner will be at restaurants. (Overnight Cairo)
  • Day 3: The land of Goshen/The exodus route from Egypt. Journey into the fertile land of Goshen in the eastern Nile Delta region. See why this was considered the best land in Egypt. In the afternoon we will visit the archaeological site of ancient Tanis which was a city in the north-eastern Nile Delta of Egypt (“In the sight of their fathers [Moses] performed wonders in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.” Psalm 78:12. Zoan = Tanis) and possibly the site of ancient Avaris (Tell el-Daba), capital of Egypt under the Hyksos. From Goshen, we travel as the Israelites did and on our way out of Egypt we will visit Succoth the first camping site of the Israelites and a few proposed traditional Sea of Reeds crossing sites on the eastern border of Egypt. (Overnight in Cairo)
  • Day 4: The traditional Mount Sinai. In the morning we will catch a flight to Sharm el Sheik and then drive into the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula to the traditional Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine’s Monastery along with the supposed Golden Calf Altar site. (Overnight at the traditional Mount Sinai)
  • Day 5: At Nuweiba – the real Red Sea Crossing. In the morning we will continue our journey to the real Red Sea crossing site at Nuweiba, Egypt discovered by Ron Wyatt and researched by others. Upon arriving in Nuweiba we will visit the pillar that Ron Wyatt discovered that is now set up near the edge of the mountains. He discovered a matching pillar in Saudi Arabia and saw evidence there that these were set up by King Solomon to commemorate the crossing of the Red Sea. Next, we will visit the beach where you can collect seashells and put your feet into the waters of the Red Sea and see how the Israelites were surrounded by mountains with no way of escape except into the sea. On the way to the northern area, we will stop by the mouth of Wadi Watir (Pi-HaHiroth) – the only way into this beach from the ancient trade route across the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt to Midian in NW Arabia. See first hand the geographic evidence that makes this site the only real candidate for the crossing of the Red Sea. Dinner at a Korean restaurant nearby. Yes Korean food at the Red Sea crossing!  (Overnight in Nuweiba)
  • Day 6: Travel day (End of Egypt tour). After breakfast, we will travel either by ferry to Aqaba, Jordan and then into Saudi Arabia via the land border for those on the combined tour for Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia. For those going home, they will travel to Sharm El Sheikh for a flight back to Cairo to catch their international flights home.

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • October 24-30, 2021 – Egypt exodus tour
  • November 22-November 30, 2021 – Special Saudi Arabia 9-Day Exploring & Filming Expedition
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  • December 12-18, 2021 – Egypt exodus tour
  • Special 23-Day Tour of the Ron Wyatt Discoveries in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey (optional Israel extension): Postponed until mid-September-October of 2021 (limited space!) Full details coming this summer!! 

The itineraries can be changed by DiscoveredSinai.com based on ground conditions and other factors.

 

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Explore the story of the exodus

Join us on the exodus journey from Egypt to Sinai! A once in a lifetime experience. See the newly opened country of Saudi Arabia and explore the land of Midian – home to Jethro and Moses. Visit the camping locations of the exodus and the REAL Mount Sinai in Arabia and see the exodus story come alive.

Check out the start of the exodus in Egypt (additional tour). Come a week early and learn how it all started. See the pyramids to the treasures of ancient Egypt! Truly a trip of a lifetime is waiting for you! Limited space available! Reserve today!

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