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ARABIAN CONTENDER. Some scholars propose that Mt. Sinai was located in ancient Midian, in northwest Saudi Arabia. In contrast to the Sinai Peninsula, where archaeologists found no evidence of habitation during the traditional date for the Exodus, Midianite territory was thriving at the end of the Late Bronze Age and beginning of the Iron Age. The imposing Hejaz mountains dominate the landscape of western Arabia. Among these mountains is the 8,500-foot-high peak of Jebel al-Lawz, a prime candidate for Mt. Sinai.