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Dr. Silvia on the Tall el-Hammam Destruction Event

Archaeologist Dr. Phil Silvia at Tall el-Hammam
Dr. Phil Silvia

What destroyed the Bronze Age city of Tall el-Hammam 3,700 years ago? A popular hypothesis by archaeologist Phillip Silvia (as reported by space.com, sciencenews.com, livescience.com, newsweek.com, forbes.com, universetoday.com, etc.) suggests that a meteoroid's aerial explosion may have destroyed this ancient city just east of the northern shore of the Dead Sea, a possible site for the biblical city of Sodom. Real Science Radio host Bob Enyart interviews Dr. Silvia about his talk at last month's annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Denver. Hear about the obliteration of everything above ground in the city, the intense heat, the five-century abandonment of the area despite being the most well watered in the region, and the Dead Sea salts that were blasted up onto and over the outskirts of the city. The following image is not Photoshopped...

Dead Sea to Tall el-Hammam on right
Dead Sea to Tall el-Hammam on right.

 

* Also from Real Science Radio, see:
- rsr.org/camels
- rsr.org/exodus
- rsr.org/pharaoh
rsr.org/jericho
- rsr.org/flood
- rsr.org/sodom (this program)
- and from our store, get Patterns of Evidence - The Exodus!
- and from Amazon, Dr. Silvia's book The Destruction of Sodom.

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