Biblical Story of Sodom Likely Inspired by 'Cosmic Airburst' Bigger Than Tunguska Blast, Study Says | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Biblical Story of Sodom Likely Inspired by 'Cosmic Airburst' Bigger Than Tunguska Blast, Study Says

One of the authors of the research pointed out that there is no scientific proof that the destroyed city is “indeed the Sodom of the Old Testament”.

A new study recently published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports postulates that the ancient city of Tall el-Hammam, which thrived in the Jordan Valley over three and a half thousand years ago, was destroyed by a powerful “cosmic airburst” in about 1,650 BC.

In their study, the researchers postulate that the "proposed airburst" was larger than the 1908 Tunguska event where a supposed bolide "detonated with?~?1000×?more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb".

The scientists point to a "1.5-m-thick carbon-and-ash-rich destruction layer" at the archaeological site where the city once stood, with said layer apparently dating back to the period of time in question.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA