*Maurice Bucaille and the Mummy of the Egyptian Pharaoh*


The mummy of the pharaoh (Rameses II) was transferred from Egypt to France to study it in late 80 's. 

The senior surgeon and the scientist in charge of the study on this mummy of the Pharaoh was Professor *Maurice Bucaille.* While the processors were busy making restoration to the mummy, their head ( *Maurice Bucaille* ) was thinking otherwise. He was trying to discover how this Pharaoh died when, late at night, he concluded his final analyses. The remains of the salt stuck in his body was a shining evidence that he had drowned and that his body was retrieved from the sea swiftly after he drowned; it was also obvious that they rushed to mummify his body so that his body would remain intact!! But Maurice Bucaille puzzled over a question: How did this body _to the exclusion of other mummified bodies of other ancient Egyptians_ remain that intact although it was recovered from the sea?”

 Maurice was busy conducting a final report while thinking as to whether the pharaoh’s body was recovered from the sea and mummified immediately after he drowned. But one of his company told him that   the Muslims’ Qur’an in which they believe narrates the story that says he drowned and that his body remained intact even after he drowned. 

He got surprised since  such a discovery would be reached only through sophisticated, modern and accurate computers and they didn't know that until 1898.. How could Quran has this information 1400 years ago?! 

 He  decided to pack his baggage and travel to Saudi Arabia where a medical conference happened to be held with a galaxy of Muslim anatomists attending.

There, told them about his discovery, i.e. that Pharaoh’s body was kept intact even after he drowned.

 One of the conferees opened the Qur’an and read out the Ayah in which Allah Almighty said, “So today We will (safely) deliver you with your body that you may be a sign to the ones succeeding you; and surely many among mankind are indeed heedless of Our signs.” (Yunus: 92)

In his excitement, he stood before the attendants and loudly said, “I have converted to Islam and believed in this Qur’an "

Back to France, Maurice Bucaille spent 10 years conducting a study as to how far the recently scientific facts match that mentioned in the Holy Qur’an 

He came up with the famous book :  “The Bible, The Qur’an and Science, The Holy Scriptures Examined In The Light Of Modern Knowledge.”

In the preface of his book, Maurice Bucaille said, “These scientific areas which Qur’an established to the exclusion of other Scriptures filled me with deep surprise early on, since it never struck my mind to see such a large amount of scientific issues in such a variable and accurate way that they are a mirror image of what has recently been discovered in a book which has existed for more than 13 centuries.!! 

It was a marvelous book that  in the year 1988, the French Academy awarded him its prize in history.

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