Although El Masa`id is one of the "best" locations in the Sinai for Quail migrating from southern Europe to alight, it is not the "only" location. Quail alight along the Medterranean Sea's littoral or shoreline, from Egypt to Gaza The Hyksos who were expelled from Egypt ca. 1540 BCE, may have returned to Canaan via "The Way of Horus," the biblical "Way of the Philistines," the track following the Mediterranean Sea's shoreline, and would have encountered quail if the Hyksos expulsion occured in the Autumn.
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