London (Jan. 27)
Discoveries made in the royal tombs of Jericho have made it possible, in the opinion of Sir Charles Marston, who is responsible for the Marston Archeological Expedition now in Palestine with Professor John Garstang as Director, to identify with considerable certainty the Egyptian Princess who, more than 3,300 years ago, found the infant Moses among the bulrushes of the Nile, the “Daily Mail” states to-day.
The new discoveries, consisting of pottery and scarabs, place the date of the Exodus at about 1440 B. C., Sir Charles told a “Daily Mail” representative. This date confirms, and has the confirmation of, the Bible. The Exodus took place soon after the death of Thotmes III., who reigned for about 53 years. He was preceded by Thotmes II., who reigned for 13 years. During the whole of the reign of Thotmes II and the first 14 years of the reign of Thotmes III, the real ruler of the country was Hatasu, the most masterful Princess in Egyptian history. She was the sister of Thotmes II. The discoveries in Jericho make it possible to identify this Princess as the one who found Moses in the bulrushes. It was her favour that brought him to power, and it was her death that made it necessary for him to flee from Egypt to Midian for the remaining 40 years of the reign of Thotmes III.