WHICH WAY DID THEY GO? The archaeological evidence: The identification of Qantir as Pi-Ramesses, Tel el-Retabeh as Pithom, Hebua as Tjaru and el-Borg as “The Dwelling of the Lion,” along with the Egyptian texts and reliefs, all suggest that the Exodus could well have been a historical event. The sites give a new route for it as well—away from the “Way of Horus,” through the marshes of the el-Ballah Lakes south of a barrier island in the Mediterranean Sea and then due south out of Egypt.