The Delta-Sinai Tour
Goshen
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The German scholar Dr. O.F.A, Meinardus wrote about traditions informing us that the Holy Family likely traveled through the Eastern Delta, the approximate location from where the Exodus took place.

The name 'Land of Goshen' is only mentioned in the Bible, and not Egyptian documents. The cities Pithom and Pi-Rameses, two fortified cities the Hebrews built before the Exodus, (Ex. 1:11) however, have been found. The Austrian Institute excavated the ruins of Pithom and found the remains of some temple buildings and grain stores. Pi-Rameses in particular is important because the Egyptians moved their capital from Memphis to Pi-Rameses in the 14th century B.C. because of the threats coming from the east. Pi-Rameses was the capital of Egypt in the time of Moses. In the same region the ruins have been found of Tanis, the capital of Pharaoh Sheshonk I [Shishak in the Bible] (935-914 B.C.) who plundered the temple of Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 12:9). Some researchers speculate he may have taken the Ark of the Covenant to this city.
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The gate of Shoshenq III is constructed of carved stone blocks that were removed from other sites, and leads to the main temple.
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An overview of Tanis.

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Statue of Ramses II..

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Remains of the Gate of Tanis

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Egyptologist Lutfi Sherif gives an explanation to an Egyptian school girl.

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Pharaonic tombs of the 22 nd dynasty [935 - 730B.C.]
   

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Top of an obelisk found at Tanis.

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Part of a pillar with the goddess Hathor.

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Baboon at the entrance of the museum of Tanis.

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A broken obelisk.

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Statue of the young Ramses II at Tanis

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Stone with three Pharaonic figures.

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Mud brick remains of Pithom.

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Ruins of Pithom.

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Sarcophagus from the 26th Dynasty at Pithom.