Skip to comments.Russian And Jordan Dive To Find Sodom And Gomorrah
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.
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just show them a picture of washington dc and call it done.
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.
"Head them off at the pass?!?!?!..I HATE that cliche!"
The rejected idea for the theme song of that picture was “Gomorrah My House”.
Okay, no, I can’t substantiate that.
I thought it was in San Francisco???
try looking in San Fransicko, during the sex fetish parade.
That just sounds dirty.
Is Sodom where Sodomy was discovered? That must have been a real pain with lubricants being virtually unheard of in those days.
They're too late and looking in the wrong place.
http://wyattmuseum.com/ got there first
The only evidence they will find is ash.
You guys forgot NYC, West Greenwich Village to be exact...
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.
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.
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.
And a human sized salt lick.
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.
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