BAR 16:05, Sep/Oct 1990
3,200-Year-Old Picture of Israelites Found in Egypt
Winter of 19761977. I was in Luxor, in Upper Egypt, site of the ancient city of Thebes. As a member of the University of Chicagos Epigraphic Survey, I was there studying the magnificent reliefs and recording the hieroglyphic inscriptions that almost cover the site.
In my spare time, I would work collecting whatever data I could find that might elucidate the late XIXth Dynasty (12931185 B.C.E.a), on which I was then writing my doctoral dissertation. It was in this connection that I found myself regularly studying a set of battle reliefs accompanied by extensive hieroglyphic inscriptions located in the famous Karnak temple.