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The ancient Biblical city of Sodom was real, destroyed by the massive explosion of asteroids, says archaeologists


The blast has deleted the map of several settlements in an area around the Dead Sea, leaving it uninhabited for centuries.

The old Biblical Sodom was not just a real place, it was really destroyed by the fire in heaven, as the Bible says. However, the fire appeared in the form of a "massive asteroid explosion" in the air above the region, archaeologists say, in a controversial article published this week.

As Newsweek reports, some historians have long believed that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah might be something related to the Old Testament. For the unknown, Genesis 18-19 describes how God, angry with the wickedness of the people in the two cities, destroyed both by fire. And while some scientists believed that the cities were destroyed by the anger of a vengeful god, some thought it was possible for the cities to have been made by a meteor shower.

Now, new evidence seems to support this theory.

Phillip Silvia, of Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, and his team published his findings this week at the annual meeting of the American Oriental Research Schools in Denver, Colorado.

Silvia's team believes that the possible area of ​​the city called "Sodom" was actually an area of ​​the Dead Sea, a Bronze Age settlement known as Tall el-Hammam, which is believed to have been destroyed about 3700 years ago.

The Dead Sea in the Middle East




Using radiocarbon data, Silvia's team gave the date of abandonment to the approximate time of the supposed biblical event. A "heat event", probably caused by the friction or explosion of a meteor as it passed the atmosphere above the region, heated the structures on the earth to the point where the bricks were reduced to ash, Times of Israel. Some materials crystallized instantly, and the outer portions of some ceramic fragments melted into the glass, also suggesting a high temperature rise.

The event, says Silivia's team, warmed the earth to the point where it was stripped of its nutrients – which would explain why it would have suddenly abandoned a number of settlements that will be returned to the centuries Late.

"That the most productive agricultural land in the region, which has sustained the thriving civilizations for at least 3000 years, should quit suddenly, then resist, the human dwelling for such a long time has called for investigations."

Meteors must not actually hit the ground to cause unimaginable devastation. One of the biggest meteorological events that occurred in recorded history involved a meteor (or maybe a comet) that exploded in the middle of the air instead of striking the earth. The 1908 Tunguska event is believed to have been caused by a space rock that exploded at a certain altitude above the ground, balancing tens of thousands of miles of forest forests in the process. Fortunately, it happened in a remote area, and from this writing it is not believed to have attributed human death.

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