Cf. Sir Alan Gardiner, perhaps the best-known and most highly respected Egyptologist of the 20th century, in “The Geography of the Exodus,” in Recueil d’études égyptologiques dediées à la mémoire de Jean-François Champollion (Paris: Bibliothèque de l’école des hautes études, 1922), p. 205: “That Israel was in Egypt under one form or another no historian could possibly doubt; a legend of such tenacity representing the early fortunes of a peoples under so unfavorable an aspect could not have arisen save as a reflexion, however much distorted, of real occurrences.”