Attached is a Powerpoint presentation that shows geological proof about Kriyas Yam Suf (the splitting of the Sea of Reeds) and events in the Midbar. With the Kriyas Yam Suf, while there are 3 opinions where the crossing took place, Nuweiba beach seems to have the strongest evidence. On slide 29 you can see an engraving of a Menorah (perhaps the one shown to Moshe before he threw the gold in the fire) and Ksav Ashuri script, sans the Tagin (crowns). On slide 30 you see the area where the Golden Calf allegedly took place, and a close look shows Ksav Ivri (paleo-Hebrew) script.This powerpoint came from an X-tian source, which I “kosherized” a bit.
Listen, I am of the opinion that there’s nothing wrong with rationalizing miracles, no matter how large they are. With Kriyas Yam Suf, in a way this explains how the Erev Rav had the free will to reject Kriyas Yam Suf (a miracle defying the laws of nature completely takes away free will), but it seems to force the Midrashim of the 12 water sections for each Tribe, fruit from the walls of the water, etc. to become completely metaphorical. The trick is to be on the level to see miracles in ordinary events. With Kriyas Yam Suf, the fact that the very timing of Moshe outstretching his arms, the “strong east wind,” and the waters being “like walls” (through heavy splashing against the land bridge it seems) is a pretty huge miracle in itself. Speaking of huge miracles that didn’t defy nature, we see that the events of Purim collectively were a huge miracle, yet nothing was “out of the ordinary.”
Point is, we knew this stuff for well over 3,000 years before any of these proofs came out. It’s nice to see though that the Goyim are starting to catch up with us. We don’t need proofs, but still, it’s nice to have some Chizuk in what we continue to believe in once in a while.