Archaeologists have discovered an intact burial cave dating to the time of Ramses II, who is believed to be the pharaoh in the biblical book of Exodus.
Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great, reigned from about 1279 B.C. to 1213 B.C. The pharaoh is believed to have expanded ancient Egypt’s influence as far as modern Syria to the northeast and Sudan to the south.
This means that at one point, Israel was under Egyptian rule. Yannai noted that the ancient cave offers a “full picture” of burial traditions during that period.