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March 16, 2022 09:11AM
Most scientists approach a subject by ruling out all other possibilities before reaching a conclusion. Pseudoarchaeologists do the opposite.


It all started with Sodom, the legendary biblical sin city. In the Middle Bronze Age, the site was supposedly destroyed by God as punishment for its citizens practicing all manner of damnable activity. The city, along with its counterpart Gomorrah, were mentioned frequently in the New Testament and the Quran, with prophets in both holy texts revealing stories about how they were razed to the ground, succumbing to fire and brimstone, never to be seen again.

That is, until recently. In 2021, the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports purportedly uncovered evidence of the ancient city. The find went viral. Researchers, biblical scholars, and even celebrities took to the internet to proclaim Sodom that had finally been found.

The study reported that Sodom was likely destroyed by a cosmic air burst at a site called Tall el-Hammam, in what is present-day Jordan.

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