Contact: David Hosansky
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Caption: This illustration shows how a strong wind from the east could push back waters from two ancient basins -- a lagoon (left) and a river (right) -- to create a temporary land bridge. New research that such a physical process could have led to a parting of waters similar to the description in the biblical account of the Red Sea.
Credit: Illustration by Nicolle Rager Fuller
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