There are ways in which we are all Pharaohs. We may be reluctant to consider this, but at some point we must be confronted by the fact that everyone has some power, and everyone sometimes abuses it. Fathers have power, and too often they use that power to diminish their children rather than nourish them. Women have power, and too often they use that power to undercut rather than bless. Pastors have power, and too often they use that power to condemn rather than absolve.
Never forget that Pharaoh would have seen the Red Sea part in half and charged into the gap thinking the miracle was for him. He would have surmised God provided a path for Pharaoh’s power to fully and finally silence opposition, right up until the watery walls became a wet tomb.
I don’t need archaeological evidence to remind me that God will let me drown in my own delusions, also.