By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on
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 Period||3300 BC||First occupation.|
|Early Bronze Age||Height of prosperity. Included a sanctuary and was defended by a 7m thick stone wall.|
|Excavation||1975-1981||Southeast Dead Sea Plain Expedition by Walter E Rast and R Thomas Schaub explored both the town site and the associated cemetery.|