Biblical Plagues

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This two-part series separates fact from faith to reveal the truth behind the Biblical plagues. In the first episode, archaeologists on the Nile Delta excavate the site of the lost city of Pi-Ramesse, the place named as the setting for Moses' plagues. Research reveals new evidence that the plagues of Egypt may have actually happened just as the Bible describes. These plagues included red river water, droves of frogs, insects, disease, hail, locusts, and darkness. After surviving these plagues -- including a final mysterious 10th plague that killed the firstborns of Egypt -- Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt on foot. In the second episode, archaeologists find the mysterious remains of a sudden mass departure of a Semitic people who dominated Egypt for a century until they were forcibly expelled by the Pharaohs.

Episode Description

1

The First Curses

The Old Testament tells of 10 terrifying plagues that brought death and destruction to ancient Egypt. Is there truth behind the legends? Follow archaeologists on the Nile Delta as they excavate the site of the lost city of Pi-Ramesse, the place the Bible names as the setting for Moses' plagues. This episode illustrates the destructive impact the first six plagues would have had on the ancient metropolis.

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The Final Torments

More than 3,000 years ago the island of Santorini broke apart in the biggest volcanic eruption ever seen in the ancient world - some believe it may be the event that caused the seventh, eighth and ninth plagues described in the Bible. Today in Egypt, archaeologists have found evidence of a sudden mass departure of a Semitic people - the Hyksos. Final Torments will use the latest discoveries to try to shed new light on one of the Bibles oldest stories - the story of Exodus.