Viral Message: Suez| Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced this morning that a team of underwater archaeologists had discovered that remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BCeMessage on – Social media and internet

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The scientists lead by Professor Abdel Muhammad Gader and associated with Cairo University’s Faculty of Archaeology, have already recovered a total of more than 400 different skeletons, as well as hundreds of weapons and pieces of armor, also the remains of two war chariots, scattered over an area of approximately 200 square meters. They estimate that more than 5000 other bodies could be dispersed over a wider area, suggesting that an army of large size who have perished on the site.

The shear number of bodies suggests that a large ancient army perished on the site and the dramatic way by which they were killed, both seem to corroborate the biblical version of the Red Sea Crossing, when the army of the Egyptian Pharaoh was destroyed by the returning waters that Moses had parted. This new find certainly proves that there was indeed an Egyptian army of large size that was destroyed by the waters of the Red Sea during the reign of King Akhenaten.

This astounding discovery brings undeniable scientific proof that one the most famous episodes of the Old Testament was indeed, based on an historical event. It brings a brand new perspective on a story that many historians have been considering for years as a work of fiction, and suggesting that other themes like the “Plagues of Egypt” could indeed have an historical base.

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The claims in the report are untrue with the title “Red Sea: Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus”.

No such discovery has been made till date and we did not find any credible report from any major media houses, only in few satire websites. The false story comes from the fake-news satirical’ website World News Daily Report. Nothing published on the site is true and its reports should not be taken seriously.

The main image in the report, which depicts a diver holding a skull underwater, was taken from an article describing the discovery of an ancient skeleton in flooded caves in Mexico.

Below the image it is mentioned “Divers Alberto Nava and Susan Bird had to examine Naia's skull underwater to create a 3-D model.”

World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.

It is run by Janick Murray-Hall, who also runs the satirical Journal de Mourréal, a satirical site spoofing the (real) Journal de Montéal. Articles from the site frequently get lifted by other sites that omit the satire disclaimer. We suspect this one might soon get lifted by sites using it as "evidence" that flu shots are unsafe. If you saw the story on such a site, rest assured it was actually just a piece of satire.

It is thus a good idea to verify any news stories that cross your social media feeds before sharing them.

About The Author

Olivia Murakami is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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