An archaeologist organisation believes it has found the holy Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia, in a potentially groundbreaking discovery.

Mount Sinai is prominent in the Bible for being where Moses led the Israelites and where he received the 10 commandments.

A biblical archaeologist organization, The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation, claims to have found the actual mountain is the Jabal Maqla, which can be found in the Jabal al-Lawz mountain range in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

On their website, The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation bases their claims on 17 criteria points, which led them to Jabal Maqla being the most plausible location.

Speaking to The Sun, Foundation president Ryan Mauro said: “One of the main reasons certain scholars claim that the Exodus is a myth is because little to no evidence for what the Bible records has been found at the traditional Mount Sinai in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

“But what if these scholars have actually been looking in the wrong spot?

“Move over into the Arabian peninsula and you find incredibly compelling evidence matching the Biblical account.”

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The Jabal Maqla is thought to be the real mountain due to numerous points including the blackened peaks that are believed to have been scorched by the sun or fire.

A site was discovered nearby which appeared to be an altar near the base of the mountain, which in the Old Testament could be the altar Moses built at the foot of Mount Sinai.

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The mountain is also close to Nuweiba Beach, which is said to be where God parted the sea for Moses and the Israelites following scientists discovering paths under the water.

Speaking on The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation website, the organisation say research on the Jabal Maqla has been severely limited due to lack of access to the site.

They say outsiders have been “arrested, threatened, harassed and blocked by Saudi security or hostile locals”.

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The foundation says its staff are among a small group who have successfully been able to visit.

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