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Russian And Jordan Dive To Find Sodom And Gomorrah
Arch News ^ | Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | Stephen

Posted on 12/16/2010 11:47:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Arabic news media reported over the weekend... a Russian company has agreed to conduct the search in cooperation with Jordanian authorities, picking up all costs -- in exchange for exclusive rights to film a documentary of the search... The Russian company that was chosen as a partner for the search has special underwater exploration equipment that can stand up to the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea, the reports said.

Biblical archaeologists have several theories as to where the Sodom and its associated cities were located. According to the Torah, God overturned Sodom, Gomorrah, and three other cities because of their degeneration, sin and iniquity, turning a once fertile plain into a stark wasteland...

Archaeologists and geologists have suggested that a major earthquake or meteor storm might have been the means by which it occurred. Research has centered on the area around the Dead Sea, and the modern city of Sodom, and nearby Mount Sodom, which is made almost completely of rock salt, is considered the most likely site of the ancient cities.

However, some archaeological evidence has emerged that indicates that the site could be on the east bank of the Dead Sea, with two sites in Jordan -- Bab edh-Dhra, and Numeira, both considered viable candidates. The Jordanian-Russian search will center on Bab edh-Dhra, which also has several Christian monuments.

According to Madani, further evidence that the cities remains are located on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea came after recent NASA photographs of the area indicated that the bottom of the sea is littered with debris and objects not found in other bodies of water.

(Excerpt) Read more at archnews.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; gomorrah; sodom; sodomandgomorrah
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1 posted on 12/16/2010 11:47:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 12/16/2010 11:49:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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3 posted on 12/16/2010 11:49:17 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

just show them a picture of washington dc and call it done.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 11:52:04 AM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I was watching an old TV talk show once and the host asked several of yesteryear’s big-name actors about the stupidest line they’d ever had to read for a movie. Kirk Douglas said that Cecil B. DeMill once actually wanted him to say “The Sodomites are coming, let’s head em off at the pass!!” and he (Douglas) tried three or four times and could not keep his face straight and an extra ended up reading the line with his face turned away from the camera. The entire audience was on the floor as you can imagine.


5 posted on 12/16/2010 11:53:17 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: SunkenCiv
It's near the fudge packing plant. Just tell the lesbian archaeologists, they'll get there lickity split.
6 posted on 12/16/2010 11:53:54 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SunkenCiv

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7 posted on 12/16/2010 11:54:29 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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8 posted on 12/16/2010 11:55:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: wendy1946
Cecil B. DeMill once actually wanted him to say “The Sodomites are coming, let’s head em off at the pass!!

"Head them off at the pass?!?!?!..I HATE that cliche!"

9 posted on 12/16/2010 11:57:02 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: wendy1946

The rejected idea for the theme song of that picture was “Gomorrah My House”.

Okay, no, I can’t substantiate that.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 12:00:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Kewl.


11 posted on 12/16/2010 12:04:29 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Russian And Jordan Dive To Find Sodom And Gomorrah

I thought it was in San Francisco???


12 posted on 12/16/2010 12:08:59 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: SunkenCiv; wagglebee

try looking in San Fransicko, during the sex fetish parade.


13 posted on 12/16/2010 12:09:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: SunkenCiv
Russian And Jordan Dive To Find Sodom And Gomorrah

That just sounds dirty.

14 posted on 12/16/2010 12:11:06 PM PST by T Minus Four (Duh. We were talking about in the old days or not-so-distant old days)
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To: bravo whiskey

Is Sodom where Sodomy was discovered? That must have been a real pain with lubricants being virtually unheard of in those days.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 12:16:08 PM PST by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: SunkenCiv
" Russian And Jordan Dive To Find Sodom And Gomorrah"

They're too late and looking in the wrong place.

http://wyattmuseum.com/ got there first

16 posted on 12/16/2010 12:23:53 PM PST by FW190
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To: SunkenCiv
Save-the-money-and-visit-a-sulfur-and-brimstone-future-site ping.


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Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 12/16/2010 12:25:29 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: dfwgator

Headley Lamarr.


18 posted on 12/16/2010 12:33:34 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: FW190

The only evidence they will find is ash.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 12:34:15 PM PST by aimhigh (True bitter clingers cling to their guns AND their bibles.)
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To: The Comedian

You guys forgot NYC, West Greenwich Village to be exact...


20 posted on 12/16/2010 12:34:56 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: FW190

Somewhere along the way I found the Wyatt pics of natural formations which he calls city walls, altars, sphinx, and whatnot. Fits his usual pattern.


21 posted on 12/16/2010 12:47:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: T Minus Four

;’)


22 posted on 12/16/2010 12:47:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: El Sordo

Thanks! Back in the 1950s, an evangelist who befriended the late King Hussein of Jordan did some (risky) diving in the Dead Sea, in the southern, shallow part which has since dried up anyway. He found very, very little, but still wrote a book about it. Somewhere I have the abridged version, which is something like 500 pages.


23 posted on 12/16/2010 12:50:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neat.

I’ve heard/read/imagined that the Black Sea has some pretty impressive stuff under the waterline too.

I’d love to know the title of that book.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 12:55:20 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: aimhigh
The only evidence they will find is ash.

And a human sized salt lick.

25 posted on 12/16/2010 1:14:59 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: SunkenCiv; All

I have an old National Geographic story where a man went to the Empty Quarter to find a meteorite that had been reported way out in the desert. They found it, a very large chunk of metal at least 4 feet square, and slightly less thick. To big to bring back anything but the photos. At any rate the story was that it was from a great destruction done to a city for its sinfulness. I think the site is called Wabar or Wahbar. I checked it out a while ago, but it was thought only to be a few hundred years old. What I wonder is if the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia may have been caused by a very large boloid event of which Sodom and Gammora may have been just a part.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 3:59:43 PM PST by gleeaikin
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