Scientists Say Meteor and Fire from Sky ‘Melted’ Ancient City of Sodom

Scientists in modern-day Jordan have uncovered evidence of a giant meteor exploding in the atmosphere nearly 4,000 years ago that could account for the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

The scientists reported their findings in the journal Nature, saying a “highly unusual catastrophic event” occurred 3,600 years ago high above Tell el-Hammam, Jordan, that left a “charcoal-rich destruction layer” in the ground. At least 50,000 people lived in it and the surrounding area at the time, scientists estimate.

The event would have resulted in fire falling from the sky, killing the city’s inhabitants and leaving the region uninhabitable for centuries due to an excess of salt, the paper says.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust