According to Abdel Monaem Abdel Azim, archaeological researcher and Head of the Upper Egyptian Heritage Bureau, some researchers confirmed the presence of Haman’s Edifice south east of the Karnak temple complexes. He explained that Haman’s Edifice goes back to the time of Moses when the Pharoah heard that Moses received revelation from God. He ordered his advisor, Haman, to build him a tall tower, an edifice, on which he can climb to ask God about the reasons for choosing Moses. The tower was built using mud brick that was then burned to give it a red color.
There is still a lot debate about whether the tower is in fact Haman’s Edifice as many believe it to be. According to Abdel Azim, the issue is not yet resolved due to the lack of serious archaeological research, as the question of who was Moses’ Pharoah has not been resolved yet, to begin with. He added that the common belief in the Jewish faith that the Pharaoh was King Ramses II was propagated in an attempt to tarnish the Egyptian King. He believes however that Moses’ Pharaoh is most likely King Thutmose III since he is reported to have had no children, both in the Quran and in historical records.
He continued: “This is a very obscure era of ancient Egyptian history; most the artifacts of that time are gone and there was a papyrus that Howard Carter stole from Tutankhamun’s tomb. The papyrus told the story of the Exodus but Carter kept it to himself and he even threatened the then British Ambassador in Egypt with revealing it during Ahmed Ziwar Pasha’s ministry and during Saad Zaghloul’s who stood against the squandering of Egyptian artifacts during his time in office.”
Theories abound with regard to Moses’ birthplace; some argue that he was born in Tal El-Faraeen, El-Sharkeyya others argue for El-Fayoum and El-Toud, where many Jews used to live. Abdel Azim believes it more likely that Moses was born the desert of EL-Toud where he was set adrift on the Nile finally to be picked up in front of the Pharaoh’s palace, in whose place now stands Mercure Inn Egotel Hotel.
Finally, Abdel Azim added that there needs to be more scientifically correct inspections into these unresolved questions and to be carried out by Egyptian researchers to rule out any biases that might be factored in the results