I like your "17 questions" interviews, Andy, but they rarely seem to give me a real taste of what peoples' ideas are.
Yes - I know - go out and buy the books. I know, I know. May I be flogged and say a few mea culpas if I get them in the library instead?
The one thing I get out of this is Mr. Rohl is a supporter of the New Chronology.
Here's some places where that is spelled out.
For some reason, though, I thought the "New Chronology" actually anteceded Rohl, and was actually promoted by people like Immanuel Velikovsky.
I'm not an Egyptologist, so forgive me for asking this.
I guess the most interesting import of all this is Rohl claims to have resolved problems many Biblical archaeologists have with the dating and historicity of the events in Exodus. IIRC, though, Velikovsky tried to shift Egyptian history and dynasties by about 800 years, and Rohl only seems to want to nudge it 300, not quite as much.
I'm not necessarily dismissive, but then I'm not part of the academic Egyptological establishment, either. I'm mostly at the point where I'm curious to know more.
Yes, I know, go buy the books.