The Jerusalem Post ran a news story about a theologian suggesting that the tale of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah might have basis in an the actual catastrophe that overcame the 2nd millenium BCE city Tell El-Hammam. Archaeologists believe that evidence points to the town being struck by an asteroid large enough to create an explosion that incinerated and levelled the site. An excerpt says:
“Bergsma received insight into some remarkable discoveries from Steven Collins, the chief archaeologist at Tell el-Hammam. Among these discoveries were pottery shards coated with trinitite, a glassy substance formed when an atomic bomb detonates in a desert, as Bergsma explained. Additionally, human remains were uncovered, with skeletons intact up to the mid-spine, above which only scorch marks remained. These findings provide substantial evidence that a tremendous burst of heat from the sky incinerated the twin cities on the Jordanian side of the river.”
Read the entire article: https://www.jpost.com/omg/article-760462
Thanks to Soror Amy for the tip!