With respect to Cecil’s Column Du Jour, Is there any historical basis for the events of the Jewish Exodus?, Cecil made no reference to an Egyptian document that seems to concur with the Exodus, the Papyrus of Ipuwer.
This doc was suposedly found in the 19th century, although the exact circumstances I haven’t been able to find. Events described in the Papyrus seem to match those in Exodus (the plagues, for example), although the degree of match might be open to question.
Velikovsky used it as a major corroborating source. But V. was not known as a discriminating archeologist by any means; his major premise was that the Bible could be used as a seriously valuable historic document.
Other Internet references to Ipuwer seem to be religiously based and don’t question its origin or veracity, something which a real scientist would treat as most important of all.
So, I wonder about this Papyrus. Has it ever been reliably dated? To have any historical benefit at all, it would have to be about as old as Exodus. Otherwise, it might just be a modern retelling and/or hoax.