Monday, December 19, 2011

Sodom & Gomorrah, the Hots

Yes, this is an unusual post, but then, the linked story is unusual, too.

....After about five minutes into the session, I realized that the archeological team assigned to this dig was convinced that they had found the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.  After another half-hour, it seemed they had most of the participants convinced as well.  The sites fit the geographical and temporal context into which Sodom and Gomorrah are placed in the biblical texts.  The cities at the site were suddenly and completely wiped out in the Late Bronze Age, which makes a reasonably good fit with the biblical accounts of Abraham and Lot.

The presenters did NOT want to deal with the question "What happened to those cities."  All they would say, pending peer-review (yadayada) is this:

"All I want to say 'on camera' is, they appear to have been wiped out in a 'heat event'."

Rest assured, it was NOT "AGW."

HT:  Young Fogeys

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