Please click here for my latest map (21 Nov. 2009) showing the site of Israel's "crossing of the Red Sea"
in the Exodus as being at Ras el Ballah (my Baal-zephon)
Below, a map showing the distribution of "Midianite Pottery" also called "Al-Qurayya ware," after a site by that name in NW Saudi Arabia, petrographic analysis confirming this site is the source of the clays used in the making of this ware. Professor Beno Rothenberg found this ware in association with Egyptian votive items at the Hathor shine located at Har Timna (Arabic: Gebel Mene'iyeh), in the southern Arabah, dating it to the reigns of pharaohs Ramesses II through Ramesses V, Dynasties 19 and 20 based on cartouches; Clayton dates these reigns as ca. 1279-1141 BCE (cf. Peter A. Clayton. Chronicle of the Pharaohs, The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. London. Thames & Hudson. 1994). For the below map cf. p. 70, Beno Rothenberg & Jonathan Glass. "The Midianite Pottery." pp. 65-128, in John F. A. Sawyer & David J. A. Clines, editors. Midian, Moab and Edom, The History and Archaeology of Late Bronze and Iron Age Jordan and North-West Arabia. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series No. 24. Sheffield, England. Sheffield University Press. 1983 ISBN 0-905774-48-5)