Red Sea Crossing Discovered: Chariot Wheels and Axles in the Red Sea. More than 600 chariots, wheels, army gear, weapons, horses and men sunk. Coral has grown on these items so they remain preserved. The wood dissolved, but as the coral grows the shapes remain the same. The area has scattered spots of coral, chariot wheels preserved, bones, horse hooves, chariot boxes - at both sides of the crossing.