Dr. Stephen Collins of Trinity Southwest University, New Mexico has unearthed a gold mine of ancient monumental structures and artifacts that are revealing a massive Bronze Age city state that dominated the region of Jordan’s southern Jordan Valley.
Dr. Collins started leading the site’s excavations in 2005. The site is known as Tall el=Hammam, and evidence indicates that this is the biblical city of Sodom. Indeed, according to Collins when comparing it with the remains of other nearby ancient cities, along with his prime location and dates of occupation, it emerges today is the best candidate for the lost city of Sodom-- the infamous city that was based on the biblical account was destroyed by God in a very cataclysm because of its inequity.
“Tall el-Hammam seemed to match every Sodom criterion demanded by the text,” he says. “Theorizing on the basis of the Sodom texts, but Sodom was the largest of the Kikkar (the Jordan ‘Disk,’ are ‘well-watered plain’ in the biblical text) cities east of the Jordan. I concluded that if one wanted to find Sodom, then one should look for the largest city on the eastern Kikkar that existed during the Middle Bronze Age, the time of Abraham and Lot. When we explored the area, the choice of Tall el-Hammam as the site of Sodom was virtually a no-brainer since it was at least 5 to 10 times larger than all the other Bronze Age sites in the entire region, and even beyond the Kikkar of the Jordan.
Needless to say, hyper- skeptics are already attacking identifying the location as Sodom. However, there is one strong piece of evidence that they cannot refute. The element trinitite was found at this location. Trintite is not found in nature, but was first discovered at the site of the first atomic bomb blast. Trinitite is the product of a nuclear explosion. You might want to go back and reread the Genesis account of the destruction of Sodom.