Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project believes they found the site of Sodom and Gomorrah. It’s a quite fascinating the work they’ve completed thus far. Interestingly, on their site that make no assumptions about what happened to the inhabitants of this ancient city; however, John Bergsma attended a session discussing the dig and writes about it here – the elephant in the room.
“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 entire presentation was very convincing, but never once did they deal with the “elephant in the room”: what caused the sites to be suddenly abandoned? As soon as the session was over, I was the first to raise my hand. “Did you find any arrow heads? Signs of invasion? What happened to them?” The lead archeologist paused for a moment. “I didn’t want to go there,” he said. Another pause. “I’m preparing material for publication.” Pause. “All I want to say ‘on camera’ is, they appear to have been wiped out in a ‘heat event’.”