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Several European newspapers are reporting the unearthing of the ruins of a huge city at Tell el Hammam, near the northeastern shore of the Dead Sea. The archeologist leading the excavation assures it fulfills all the requirements to be the ancient city of Sodom: same time period, a strongly fortified city ten times bigger than any other in the region, and that was suddenly abandoned.

 

This is one of the reports:

http://news.sky.com/story/1569273/sodom-has-biblical-city-of-sin-been-found

 

Apparently it would make sense, although we won't know for sure until some inscription is discovered or some other proof is found. In our publications the site of Sodom and Gomorrah is often located on the southern shore of the Read Sea, but I suppose that's just a guess.

 

 

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Several European newspapers are reporting the unearthing of the ruins of a huge city at Tell el Hammam, near the northeastern shore of the Dead Sea. The archeologist leading the excavation assures it fulfills all the requirements to be the ancient city of Sodom: same time period, a strongly fortified city ten times bigger than any other in the region, and that was suddenly abandoned.

 

This is one of the reports:

http://news.sky.com/story/1569273/sodom-has-biblical-city-of-sin-been-found

 

Apparently it would make sense, although we won't know for sure until some inscription is discovered or some other proof is found. In our publications the site of Sodom and Gomorrah is often located on the southern shore of the Read Sea, but I suppose that's just a guess.

 

 I would assume the cities might be in the Dead Sea.

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Several European newspapers are reporting the unearthing of the ruins of a huge city at Tell el Hammam, near the northeastern shore of the Dead Sea. The archeologist leading the excavation assures it fulfills all the requirements to be the ancient city of Sodom: same time period, a strongly fortified city ten times bigger than any other in the region, and that was suddenly abandoned.

 

This is one of the reports:

http://news.sky.com/story/1569273/sodom-has-biblical-city-of-sin-been-found

 

Apparently it would make sense, although we won't know for sure until some inscription is discovered or some other proof is found. In our publications the site of Sodom and Gomorrah is often located on the southern shore of the Read Sea, but I suppose that's just a guess.

 

Was there a salt lick on the edge of town?

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This is why those resurrected will always be interesting to us! Someone will eventually be resurrected who will tell us the facts - the where, why (we alreay know that!) and how! We know that those directly destroyed by Jehovah won't be resurrected but there will be stories passed on by those who lived close by or by Lot and his daughters. Mysteries will be solved!

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I thought this from "The Works of Josephus" is interesting:

 

 But Lot possessed the land of the plain, and the river Jordan, not far from the city of Sodom, which was then a fine city, but is now destroyed, by the will and wrath of God, the cause of which I shall show in its proper place hereafter.

 

 

And in regard to Lot's wife - being a pillar of salt:

 

This pillar of salt was, we see here, standing in the days of Josephus, and he had seen it. That it was standing then is also attested by Clement of Rome, contemporary with Josephus; as also that it was so in the next century, is attested by Irenaeus, with the addition of an hypothesis, how it came to last so long, with all its members entire. ? Whether the account that some modern travelers give be true, that it is still standing, I do not know. Its remote situation, at the most southern point of the Sea of Sodom, in the wild and dangerous deserts of Arabia, makes it exceeding difficult for inquisitive travelers to examine the place; and for common reports of country people, at a distance, they are not very satisfactory. In the mean time, I have no opinion of Le Clerc's dissertation or hypothesis about this question, which can only be determined by eye-witnesses. When Christian princes, so called, lay aside their foolish and unchristian wars and quarrels, and send a body of fit persons to travel over the east, and bring us faithful accounts of all ancient monuments, and procure us copies of all ancient records, at present lost among us, we may hope for full satisfaction in such inquiries; but hardly before.

 

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