ancient history

October 15, 2015  (Source: http://popular-archaeology.com)

[Originally reported on Sept. 28]

Now having completed the tenth season of excavations, an archaeological team headed by Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University, New Mexico, has unearthed a goldmine 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, even during a time when many other great cities of the “Holy Land” region were either abandoned or in serious decline.

Known as Tall el-Hammam, Collins has been leading excavations at the imposing mound, or tel, since 2005.

“Very, very little was known about the Bronze Age in the Middle Ghor (southern Jordan Valley) before we began our excavations in 2005,” says Collins. “Even most of the archaeological maps of the area were blank, or mostly so. What we’ve got on our hands is a major city-state that was, for all practical purposes, unknown to scholars before we started our Project.”

Indeed, according to Collins, when comparing it with the remains of other nearby ancient cities, along with its prime location and dates of occupation, it emerges today as the best candidate for the lost city of Sodom—the infamous city that, based on the Biblical account, was destroyed by God in a fiery cataclysm because of its iniquity.

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October 15, 2015

Discovery of Possible Site of City of Sodom

October 15, 2015  (Source: http://popular-archaeology.com) [Originally reported on Sept. 28] Now having completed the tenth season of excavations, an archaeological team headed by Steven Collins of Trinity […]
September 25, 2015

Rare 3,000-Year Old King David Era Seal Discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project

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September 23, 2015

Bulgarian Scholars Say 9th Century Bulgarian Great Basilica of Pliska Modeled After Constantinian Old St. Peter’s in Rome

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September 22, 2015

The Old Testament in the New Testament Church by Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky (November 7, 1888 – November 4, 1988)

September 22, 2015  (Source) Introduction A distance of many centuries separates us from the time when the books of the Old Testament were written, especially the […]