By M.P. Pellicer | Eerie.News
According to the Bible, Sodom and Gomorrah were so so sinful, that God decided to punish them with total destruction. It came in the form of a fireball from the sky.
Researchers are describing that a meteor "cloudburst" incinerated the cities' 8,000 inhabitants in the blink of an eye.
About 1650 B.C. this huge fireball exploded, leaving only ashes in its wake. Twenty miles away, Jericho's walls came down, possibly caused by the same meteor.
Scientists now believe that the heavenly event described in the Bible was literally a meteor that fell from the sky and destroyed everything in its path, including multiple cities and small villages.
It razed a 100-acre city on the northern shore of the Jordan River Valley.
It detonated about 2.5 miles above the earth, but even at that distance the blast created a 740 mph shockwave. There were no survivors.
Humans and animals were incinerated as proven by examination of remains. There was extreme disarticulation and fragmentation of bones.
According to Professor James Kennett of the University of California at Santa Barbara:
We saw evidence for temperatures greater than 2,000 C. There is evidence of a large cosmic fireball, close to this city called Tall el_Hammam. I think one of the main discoveries is shocked quartz. These are sand grains containing cracks that form only under very high pressure. We have shocked quartz from this layer. That means there were incredible pressures involved to shock the quartz crystals. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals. It is very hard to shock.
Pottery shards and building materials melted into glass, which can only be obtained through extremely high temperatures.
This event was comparable to the Tunguska Blast or a smaller version of the impact that killed the dinosaurs.
Soil samples found melted metals, including iron.
Tall el-Hamman had been settled for thousands of years, and it was five times larger than Jerusalem, and ten times larger than Jericho.
There had been debate as to whether Tall el-Hamman was the biblical city of Sodom. It's believed the event generated the story that inspired the account written in the book of Genesis. It also could have played a part of the story of the burning of Jericho in the Book of Joshua.
Source - Express
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