The skeleton of a previously unknown pharaoh has been uncovered from the sands of Egypt. The remarkable discovery, announced in January of 2014, shows that there is still much to be learned about the history of ancient Egypt and also highlights the hardships being experienced at this time, which might be connected to the Exodus account. What is even more intriguing is that the new pharaoh may represent a completely unknown dynasty that under conventional dating reigned from about 1650-1600 BC, in the early portion of the chaotic Second Intermediate Period. This dynasty ruled from the city of Abydos about 300 miles south of Cairo. The pharaoh’s name, Woseribre Senebkay, was found inscribed on the walls of his tomb – one of 16 new tombs in the process of being excavated by a team from the University of Pennsylvania who believes they are all associated with a new dynasty. This counters the claim made by many scholars that we are generally aware of all the pharaohs who have reigned.
… consider the discipline of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm, his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land, and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and to their chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD has destroyed them to this day – Deuteronomy 11:2-4 (ESV)