Cities of Ash
one of the most desolate regions on earth are found the ashen
remains of what were once entire cities. The evidence found within
is unmistakable. There is only one possible explanation... They
are the lost cities of Sodom & Gomorrah
Sea valley is the deepest spot on earth. It dips down between
Israel and Jordan, 1,300 feet below sea level, to what is known as
the Dead Sea. Virtually nothing grows here. Fish cannot survive in
the water of the Dead Sea, for it is many times saltier than sea
water. Around the desolate shore stand the stumps of ancient
trees, encrusted in salt. In summer the valley bakes like an oven.
It is hard to believe that this whole area was once like a
beautiful garden and exceptionally fertile. The legendary cities
of Sodom and Gomorrah flourished in this very place. And they were
very large cities. Archaeologists working across the valley from
the sites have found immense cemeteries containing over 1,000,000
graves. This gives some indication of the size these cities had
grown to before destruction rained down upon them from out of a
judgement upon those who lived ungodly
and Gomorrah, according to the records, were hotbeds of sexual
perversion and immorality. So corrupt had the cities become, that
they passed even the limits of Divine forbearance. Today, the name
"Sodom" has become synonymous with acts that were said
to be performed in that wicked city.
Upon the whole
valley fire and brimstone (sulphur) was rained down. The Bible
states "the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a
furnace." (Gen 19:28). Everything was totally incinerated,
leaving little more than ash. There is no example in the world of
any 'natural' disaster that resembles the phenomena found at these
sites, not even destruction by volcanic eruption. For example, in
Pompeii, a city destroyed by the Mt Vesuvius eruption, volcanic
ash smothered everything and buried the city.
Pompeii, paintings in pristine condition can still be seen on the
walls of the houses. People and animals buried during Pompeii's
destruction have been unearthed as empty cavities. By contrast,
everything at the Sodom & Gomorrah sites have be turned
totally to ash. A skeleton found by Ron Wyatt in one of the lost
cities still had human form but was composed of ash. Even the
marrow, visible in the bones, was totally turned to ash.
cities were built largely of limestone, and when limestone is
incinerated with sulphur, it produces calcium sulphate ash.
Analysis of the remains at Sodom & Gomorrah reveals it is very
clean calcium sulphate, with virtually no trace elements. The fact
that few trace elements remain is indicative of intense, fierce
heat, enough to break down entire limestone buildings and vaporise
all other minerals. Volcanism does not produce this kind of clean
the sites are very unusual balls of pure elemental sulfur.( right
) The Bible states "...the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon
Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven."
Considering its supernatural
origin, one would expect to find unique characteristics in such
sulfur, and this is indeed the case. Its composition reveals
lengthy exposure to high temperatures. Sulfur found in geothermal
regions is invariably the "rhombic" form, evident from
it's familiar bright yellow colour.
By contrast, the
brimstone from these Dead Sea sites is the pale white "monoclinic"
form. Sulphur changes to this form when exposed to high
temperatures for an extended period of time, as would have been
the case.. X-ray Fluorescence Semiquant analysis and other tests
reveal the sulfur balls to be up to 98.4% pure sulphur,
significantly more pure than naturally occurring sulphur.
sulfur balls have been found at all five destroyed cities, and
although numerous geologists have been consulted, no other
examples of naturally occurring sulfur is found anywhere on earth
that remotely resembles the form found at these sites.
places fired clay and charcoal can be found in the ruins.
Considering all the evidence, it becomes obvious that these sites
cannot be dried lake deposits, or the results of volcanism, as
some have suggested. The only real explanation for the growing
evidence is that found in Genesis 19:24 - total destruction by
fire and brimstone! The condition of these ancient cities are
exactly as the Bible states, "...turning the cities of Sodom
and Gomorrah into ashes..." 2 Peter 2:6. (below - "They
burn when lit" )
test results to one of the countless sulphur balls at the site
(Note high degree of sulphur 'S' also the presence of magnesium
'Mg' which would increase the intensity of the fire.)
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