Bab edh-DhrâComments
parentLevant terrain
siblingsAradBeershebaJerichoJerusalemLachishMegiddoSamariaSidonTel DorTell el-'AjjulTell es-Sa'idiyehבית שאן Beit Shean

Bab edh-Dhrâ

Located on the plain southeast of the Dead Sea in Jordan, Bab edh-Dhrâ has been identified as likely biblical Sodom, one of the so-called Cities of the Plain.
Proto-Urban Period3300 BCFirst occupation.
Early Bronze AgeHeight of prosperity. Included a sanctuary and was defended by a 7m thick stone wall.
Destruction2400 BC
Abandonment2100 BC
Excavation1975-1981Southeast Dead Sea Plain Expedition by Walter E Rast and R Thomas Schaub explored both the town site and the associated cemetery.