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A Cosmic Burst May Have Destroyed Sodom

Constant Wonder
  • Nov 1, 2021
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Tall el-Hamman was a major city near the Dead Sea for many years. Then, almost 3,600 years ago, it was mysteriously destroyed by what this archaeologist believes was a cosmic airburst. The disaster left a layer of salt that made the land uninhabitable for 600 years. Guest: Phil Silvia, co-author, "A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea" in the journal "Nature" Show More...