Newsweek (Link) - Katherine Hignett (November 22, 2018)
An asteroid that burst in a searing aerial explosion may have destroyed the Bronze Age city of Tall el-Hammam 3,700 years ago, archaeologists reported Saturday.
The city, which lies in the Middle Ghor region of the Jordan Valley, is considered a plausible site for the biblical city of Sodom by some researchers. But this conclusion is hotly debated within the field.
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God for their sinful behavior, according to the Christian Bible.
Scientists presented their preliminary findings at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Denver, Colorado.