Other examples like Pompeji and Herculaneum


Ad Honorem
Aug 2011
I am fairly certain they have excavated several cities around the Dead Sea area that are said to have burned to the ground. I think they are blaming mount Vesuvius.

I remember the names of the city being something else. However, after searching, I guess everyone is throwing around the name Sodom.


Unfortunately that article is only using Bible references. I specifically remember archaeologists already excavating.

Good luck
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Mar 2017
I think they are blaming mount Vesuvius.
I don't think that's correct. Vesuvius is ~1500 mile NW of the Dead Sea. Depending on the weather, they could certainly get ash fall, but nothing even warm.

I've heard that a city near the Dead Sea was destroyed by fire, but my recollection is that they suspect it was done during warfare.