Archaeologists from the US have unearthed the biblical “city of sin”
The studies were conducted 10 years
Research project Manager Professor Steve Collins stated that this conclusion was made after serious research, conducted over 10 years at the site at tell El-Hammam.
According to Collins, archaeologists found the ruins of the ancient complex of the Bronze age belong to the large city-state, which was unknown to scientists until the beginning of his / her project.
“An archaeological team discovered a real “gold mine” of ancient monumental structures and artefacts”, quoted by Christian Today.
According to Collins, the comparison found the ruins with the remains of other ancient cities nearby, suggests a maximum matching on a number of criteria known about Sodom from the Bible.
According to the old Testament, in the days of Abraham, Sodom was flourishing and rich city.
The Bible tells of the death of not two, but four of the five cities located near the Dead sea in the late XVIII century BC. Five city-States of Sodom, Gomorrah, ADMA,Zeboim and Bela (Zoar) formed a coalition, which was under the rule of the Union of the four kings of Mesopotamia, brutally Nakazawa their vassals for non-payment of tribute.
The Torah tells us that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was that they starved the poor of their hunger, do and the unjust, the court refused the travellers hospitality.
The Bible says that the anger of the Lord was caused by the sins of the inhabitants of these cities.
The expression “Sodom” (“Sodom and Gomorrah”) today figuratively means a place of debauchery, where violated the moral foundations of society. In the modern Russian colloquial language is also called Sodom by the noise and turmoil.
The search for a biblical “city of sin”
According to the Bible, the place where once Sodom, Gomorrah and three other cities, was like the garden of Eden. This information aroused the skepticism of scientists who know about the barren lands, adjacent to the Dead sea, and that Mesopotamia and the Jordan valley had no ways of communication.
In the early 1920s, the famous archaeologist Nelson Glueck discovered traces of ancient roads linking Mesopotamia and the Dead sea. Then the mention of this road was found in the texts of clay tablets from Mari.
First an assumption about the location of the biblical Sodom was made after the discovery in the town of Bab-ed-DRA is an ancient cemetery consisting of half a million graves. This discovery, made by archeologists in 1960 to the South of Bab-ed-DRA, allowed to conclude that the proximity of the city with a highly developed culture.
Found in and around three million pottery shards of ancient pottery with remains of wheat, rye, dates, plums, peaches, grapes, figs, pistachios, almonds, olives and other fruits allowed to determine that in the Bronze age these places was a true garden of Eden.
Another proof that discovered the city are those about whom the Bible says, the researchers saw in the medieval mosaic found in 1896 during the construction on the ruins of an old Byzantine Church, the Greek Orthodox monastery of St. George, located in Madaba in Jordan.
completely refutes the Bible based on the theory that Sodom was located at the southern tip of the Dead sea. The opening of the British scientists was based on Photographs of the American space Agency NASA, which recorded anomalies on the bottom of the Dead sea near the Jordan.