I just saw The Exodus Decoded on History Channel.
At the beginning I found it very interesting and perhaps even convincing.
As the argument progressed, I became frustrated and exasperated!!! The extent of manipulation of Greek archaeology was amazing... As an experienced Greek archaeologist, who specializes in prehistory, I was appalled by the interpretation of a number of the Mycenae grave stelai, and further more of the golden ornament with the doves.
It is very easy to interpret an artifact in such a way to fit one's story. The grave stele are decorated with motifs that have been portrayed in Greek art since the 3rd millennium BC, and the golden ornament portrays a Minoan tripartite shrine (a motif very well documented in Minoan Art/Crete). Furthermore, the implications that the people who were buried in Mycenae/Greece were Hebrew, are beyond comment... Only someone who has no knowledge of Greek history and archaeology, would ever imply this.
The interpretation of the Thera fresco has also been manipulated to fit the Exodus story, too.
It is a great pity that a widely viewed channel, such as History Channel is, instead of stimulating people's minds, creates misconceptions of world history by offering dangerously misleading arguments, falling pray to the propaganda of certain producers and directors.
Mrs Maria Kamoulakou