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‘Temps as Hot as the Surface of the Sun’: Did Scientists Find Evidence of the Destruction of Biblical Sodom?

by Steve Warren

Archaeologists believe they have found evidence of an explosion resulting from a low-altitude meteor strike that may have been responsible for destroying cities, villages, and farmland 3,700 years ago in an area located north of the Dead Sea.

Science News reports archaeological evidence uncovered by a scientific team indicates a massive explosion took place over the region that was similar to one that struck a remote part of Russia more than a century ago.

A gigantic explosion occurred near Siberia’s Stony Tunguska River knocking over trees like matchsticks in the surrounding forest, covering a total area of 770 square miles (2,000 kilometers). Over the years, researchers have attributed the explosion to the air burst of a meteor three to six miles above the earth since no impact crater has ever been found.  The Tunguska event is the largest impact event on Earth in recorded history, according to Wikipedia.

Although as not as big as the Tunguska event, the resulting explosion from the airburst in the Dead Sea region destroyed civilization in a 15.5-mile radius in an area known as Middle Ghor, according to Science News.  Archaeologist and director of scientific analysis at Jordan’s Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project Phillip J. Silvia told the magazine 40,000 to 65,000 people were killed instantly when the airburst of the meteor occurred…

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