Post link 14 October 2015, 12:45
'Monstrous' site in Jordan matches the descriptions of the area destroyed by God in the Old Testament
. The site at Tall el-Hamaam, Jordan, dates back between 3500 and 1540 BC
. Experts claim its location and size matches Biblical descriptions of Sodom
. Sodom is said to have been destroyed by God for being full of sin
. Evidence suggests Tall el-Hammam was similarly suddenly abandoned before being rebuilt 700 years later
This main city wall featured gates, watchtowers and at least one roadway

The location of the original city of sin, Sodom - destroyed by fire and brimstone according to the Bible - may have been discovered in Jordan.

Archaeologists excavating the Tall el Hammam site say it was a major Bronze Age city-state and matches "every Sodom criterion".
Steven Collins and his team have been at the "monstrous" site since 2005 and have discovered palace structures, towers and formidable defences.
Sodom and the neighbouring city of Gomorrah were destroyed by God, according to the Book of Genesis, because their inhabitants were riddled by sin and depravity.
Archaeologists involved in the project believe this evidence, when taken with the city's prime location, makes it the best candidate for Sodom. A painting of the Biblical city is pictured

Sky News – 14 Oct. 2015

The final judgement was delivered after angels, disguised as men, were unable to find just 10 righteous people in the cities.
Mr Collins told Popular Archaeology: "I concluded that if one wanted to find Sodom, then one should look for the largest city on the eastern Kikkar that existed during the Middle Bronze Age, the time of Abraham and Lot.
"When we explored the area, the choice of Tall el Hammam as the site of Sodom was virtually a no-brainer since it was at least five to 10 times larger than all the other Bronze Age sites in the entire region."

The site, in the southern Jordan Valley, eight miles northeast of the Dead Sea, is marked out by a large mound that dominates the landscape and appears to have consisted of a lower city, and an upper city - where the rich and elite lived.

Researchers have found evidence of defensive walls 10m high and 5m thick, with a network of gates, towers and plazas.
Altogether, it is believed the lower defence structures rose about 30m from the surrounding terrain
His team claim to have found evidence of a city that was expanded and given defences of thick walls and ramparts, including a 5.2-metre thick mudbrick wall of 10 metres high

They also say ramparts, built in the Middle Bronze Age, protected the privileged residents of the upper city from attack.
"It was a huge undertaking, requiring millions of bricks and, obviously, large numbers of labourers," Mr Collins told Popular Archaeology.
"It was an impressive and formidable defensive system protecting the residences of the wealthier citizens of the city, including the king's palace and related temples and administrative buildings." TO PAGE 2
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