Here is a link to a great book "The Two Republics" by A. T. Jones and how it shows him going into the historical books and archives, and he was much more dedicated in studying and learning history than I had previously thought.
Alternatively, you could visit their web site and see what they're claiming and evaluate at least some of the evidence yourself.
'nuff sed and I have visited a few of the sites between us and I have a few friends who have visited almost all the sites including three who dived in the Red Sea and saw the artefacts on the sea bed. It can be particularly helpful when the opinions given are informed opinions. I had the opportunity to climb down into the "grain pits" (or tombs, as they are called by the Egyptian government). I have had experience of many tombs in Egypt, including some not open to the public. These large holes in the ground, open to the sky, connected by tunnels and with large sockets in the walls ascending at regular intervals, were nothing like any of the tombs of that period or area. There was a broken sarcophagus in one of the tunnels (hence the claim that they were tombs) but no-one was sure how it got there as it appeared to be of a different period. The "burial chamber" was just like other tunnels except that it was blocked by the broken sarcophagus which was accessible from two different holes. The walls were naked brick.
I believe that you can make a very good case for these holes being grain pits and a lousy case for them being tombs.
No-one is going to be able to prove either way 100% and it really doesn't matter. It is not a salvation issue.
Personally, I do believe that used correctly these claims can be a good evangelistic tool to get people into meetings and present the Gospel and for that reason I would encourage people to visit the websites and see what is being claimed there.
'nuff sed, that sulphur must have really stunk. One was lit in a medium size hall and the people in the back rows were holding their noses. It also burnt through the spoon it was in. It is very pure, according to the lab that analysed the samples the impurities were such that it would burn much hotter than sulphur normally would.
David Downs of "digging up the past" (3ABN fame) went to Sodom/Gomorrah...and showed everyone some of the sulpher hailstones (for lack of a better term) and I believe he burned on as well. I also believe that God is allowing these things to be discovered and revealed so man has no excuse.
Great list. I was aware of many but not all. Looks like I'll be doing some browsing later on lol. Ps, http://www.ellengwhite.info/ <----- gotta drop the g to get into the site. Seems like maybe they've changed it but had a lil trial and error tryna get there lol. Thought This lil update may help some. Good link.
One I did not see in the list that I think would be a great addition to it is Mark Finley's www.Discoveries08.com. Truly one not to miss.