Illustration. Archaeologists reveal evidence of charred and dripping material caused by an asteroid strike in the calculated city of Sodom-Gomorrah
Netgenz - Technology | Some archaeologists have found evidence of charred and dripping material caused by an asteroid strike in the ancient city of Tall el-Hammam which is considered the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. This ancient city in the Jordan Valley is predicted to have been crushed by an asteroid strike some 3,600 years ago. The ancient city is predicted to be the source of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah described in the Qur'an and the Bible. The two cities were reckoned to have been crushed by the asteroid strike.
A paper published in Nature Scientific Reports explains that the explosion at Tall el-Hammam was large enough to flatten the entire city, including the palace, buildings, and surrounding walls. However, this research is more focused on dissecting the impact of the celestial body's impact, and not further investigating whether Tall el-Hammam is really the location of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Archaeologists have found materials such as pottery dripping into the glass, bubbling mud bricks, and dripping building materials.
However, in the present invention, some of the articles drip at well above average temperatures. The temperatures that melt some of these things are above any even artificial heating system. "We're seeing evidence of temperatures rising above 2,000 degrees Celsius," Kennett said. Between the charred material and the crumbling structure are some of the fragmented remains of a human skeleton. Kennett and his team analyzed what was exemplified by charred and dripping material, and some human remains with "overdisarticulation and skeletal fragmentation".
Evidence of an asteroid explosion in the air
From soil, the analysis revealed the content of small balls of iron and silica and molten metal in the area of the ancient city. Kennett added special evidence of air explosions that his team found was a material called the mineral shock quartz or shock quartz. "This is a grain of sand that contains cracks that are created only under very high pressure. We've shocked the quartz from this array, and that means there's a tremendous amount of stress involved in shocking the quartz crystals. Quartz itself is one of the hardest minerals, really hard to get electrocuted," said Kennett.
The region is highly saline in the layers created during the air explosion. According to the authors, the array could have been ejected by an explosion. Kennett attributes this to the reason why the Dead Sea is really rich in salt.
illustration. The Great Picture of the asteroid explosion in the city of Sodom Gomorrah
Great asteroid explosion
The study compared the air explosion that occurred around 1650 BC with the Tunguska Event that occurred in 1908 when a meteor with a height of 183 to 196 feet entered Earth's atmosphere, precisely in the East Siberian sky at a speed of about 33,500 miles per hour and then erupted. The resulting air blast released about 12 megatons of energy, equal to about a thousand times the energy of the atomic bomb that scorched Hiroshima.
Several authors, including professor emeritus of earth science at UC Santa Barbara, James Kennett, believe that this ancient air explosion could be even more powerful than the one behind the Tunguska Incident. "There is evidence of a large cosmic explosion, near the town mentioned by Tall el-Hammam," Kennett said as quoted from Newsweek, Tuesday (21/9). Kennett explained that the city became an important cultural place because the majority of the cultural complications that human civilization originally developed were there. The site is already a well-known one to some archaeologists, but between the layers that give evidence of settlements from the Copper Age (5000 to 3300 BC) to the Bronze Age (3300 to 1200 BC), there is a 1.5-meter gap. weird. Also, read Creatures Who Live in Hell's Wells After Experts Arrive at the Bottom.
The dogma of the city of Sodom
Tell el-Hamman, which is northeast of the Dead Sea and was one of the most densely populated areas during the Bronze Age with a community 10 times that of Jerusalem. The city has been connected with the city of Sodom throughout the year. In 2015, professor of Bible studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, Dr. Steven Collins, explained to the site Popular Archeology that Tall el-Hammam meets "every requirement" of Sodom. The description of the meteor explosion sounded like a biblical collapse story, but Kennett didn't want to be careless. "All assessments confirmed in the Event stabilized with a cosmic explosion, but there is no scientific evidence that this crumbling city was Sodom from the Old Testament," Kennett said. Also, read BMKG Asks Javanese Fishermen to Beware of High Waves-Extreme Weather.