Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pithom, a store city of the Pharaohs, built by the children of Israel, has been identified as underlying an Arab village half-way between Ismailia and Tel-el-Kebir, on the Cairo and Ismailia Railway and the Freshwater Canal. Excavation has shown it to be a square enclosed by a wall 22 feet thick, and measuring 650 feet each way. The enclosed 10 acres is divided by walls about 10 feet thick into chambers which were entered from above. A temple has been discovered, thought to have been built by Rameses, who would thus be the oppressor of the Israelites.