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Bab edh-Dhrâ

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on

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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.