Senior Egyptian archaeologist: Israeli claim that Pharaoh was Egyptian is a lie

In an unprecedented declaration that challenges the story told in the Passover Haggadah, a senior Egyptian archaeologist said that ancient king Pharaoh was not Egyptian, as claimed in the ancient Jewish text.

In an interview with the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Youm al-Sabih, the director-general of Luxor’s Antiquities, Mustafa Waziri, surprisingly argued that king Pharaoh belonged to the foreign Hyksos dynasty that invaded Egypt in the 15th century BCE and ruled northern Egypt.

He relied on the Koran for his scholarship so you know it’s true!

  • Waffle

    That’s what happens when the foxes guard the hen house.

  • mauser 98

    mask is stunning to see live (?)..up not the same
    an exact copy in gold leaf on Tut’s coffin cover also next to it.. just as amazing
    wonder how much was stolen during Hill’s uprising?

  • Exile1981

    Is this the same yoyo from egyptian antiquities who banned those german archeologists for find a stone with a star of david on it?

    edited to add – nope it was his boss mohammed afifi

    • To be fair, I suppose it’s possible. I’m no expert but the Sea Peoples really were getting around about that time.

      • Exile1981

        He used the koran as the basis for his report though…

        • Yeah, that’s not reassuring.

        • Norman_In_New_York

          Well, there goes his credentials.

          • Clausewitz

            Trust me, he never had any to begin with.

  • This is nothing new. Many past and present historians have suggested that the Passover story occurred during the Hyksos (Semitic) dynasty. All depends when the story is placed.

    • tom_billesley

      One theory is that the Hyksos arrived not so much in an invasion event but as Syro-Canaanite migrants.

  • tom_billesley

    One theory is that the Hyksos arrived not so much in a single invasion event but as Syro-Canaanite migrants. History repeats.