There is an awesome book that talks about evidence for Israel being in Egypt, Its amazing to read ....
here is a link to some of the sites that talk about it...
The statue is suspected to be of Joseph ...
David Rohl is an Egyptologist who has uncovered some startling information for those of us who are interested in biblical history.
After studying apparent contradictions in traditional Egyptian chronologies, he began to put together a theory of a new chronology for the Third
Intermediate Period. The result was a shift in the dates of the reigns of many of the pharaohs.
To test his theory, Rohl began to investigate nearby cultures for historical records that might coincide with the history of Egypt.
While not a student of the Old Testament, he turned to the Hebrew scriptures for potential verification of his new chronology. What he discovered was
that the traditional chronology of the Bible had never been a good fit, and that his new chronology not only matched the biblical account on major
events, but also shed light on some previously obscure passages.
Among the conclusions of significance
Ramesses II is not the pharaoh of the Exodus, but rather is the biblical Shishak (a Hebraization of his name) of I Kings 14, who conquered Jerusalem
Biblical King Saul is King Labayu (and David a leader of a group of Habiru mercenaries) as mentioned in the Amarna letters. This makes Saul and David
contemporaries of Amenhotep III, Akhenaten, Neferneferuaten (Queen Nefertiti), Smenkhkare, Tutankhamun, Ay and Haremheb.
Further identified by name in the Amarna letters are the biblical characters Ishbaal, Joab, Baanah, David and Jesse.
Moses was born during the reign of Khaneferre Sobekhotep IV (1529 - 1510 BC), and the Exodus was under Pharaoh Dudimose (1448 BC).
Joseph served as vizier in Egypt under Amenemhat III (c. 1662 BC). Extremely high Nile floods occurred for several years during this period, which
would have resulted in the "seven years of famine" referred to in the Bible.
Both the house and tomb of Joseph have been unearthed by archaeologists, and are located at Tell ed-Daba.
Needless to say, the book is fascinating reading.
If you know nothing of Egyptian history, the book will at times be a tough read. But interspersed with very difficult transliterated names are
compelling stories of significant archaeological discoveries. By looking in the right time periods for evidence of Israel's presence in Egypt, much
is uncovered that matches biblical history.