But even for this date there is only very flimsy circumstantial evidence, and scholars still disagree as to who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus.Dr Immanual Velikovsky's claims that the fault lies, not with the Biblical information, but with the generally accepted chronology of Egypt, and that the Egyptian dates need to be reduced by some 600 years at the time of the Exodus.Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple Overall: 142.2 x 57.1 x 55.2 cm, 676.8 kg (56 x 22 1/2 x 21 3/4 in., 1492.1 lb.) Block (Wooden skirts and two top): 53.3 x 180 x 179.7 cm (21 x 70 7/8 x 70 3/4 in.) 11.1738 Greywacke George D.and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207) The Ancient World Sculpture At twilight on January 10, 1910, a young boy beckoned George Reisner to the Menkaura Valley Temple.This would mean that the ruling dynasty of Egypt at the time Exodus would be the 13th dynasty, rather than the 18th or 19 dynasty as is now generally believed, and the Pharaohs who ruled at the time of Joseph and Moses were the Kings of the 12th dynasty.When this system is adopted there is found to be remarkable agreement between the histories of Egypt and Israel.“Mr Reeves sold the air to us”, said Mr Hawass during an interview in Cairo.“I confirm that there is nothing at all behind the wall.
This was the modern world’s first glimpse of one of humankind’s artistic masterworks, the statue of Menkaura and queen.
In his hand he clasps what may be abbreviated forms of the symbols of his office.
His high cheekbones, bulbous nose, slight furrows running diagonally from his nose to the corners of his mouth, and lower lip thrust out in a slight pout, may be seen on her as well, although her face has a feminine fleshiness, which his lacks.
Traces of red paint remain on his face and black paint on her wig.
His broad shoulders, taut torso, and muscular arms and legs, all modeled with subtlety and restraint, convey a latent strength.