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And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with. rigor:
And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in
brick, and in all manner of service in the fields/”
Exodus 1:13-14.

Dr. Beno Rothenberg, director of the Institute of
Archaeo-Metallurgy, University College London, has written books
including An Archeaological PassoverHaggadah.
In an attempt to prove that the Hebrews were enslaved and traveled to
Israel as the Bible says, Dr. Rothenberg offers numerous pieces of
evidence, such as this wall painting from the tomb of Rekmire 15th
Century B.C.E. that purports to show Semitic people at work. Though it
was not his intention, the evidence that he and other scholars present
make a compelling case for the existence of a Hebrew presence in Egypt,
it also makes a strong prima facie case in favor of the proposition that
these Israelites in Africa were also black people.