|The first century historian Josephus records, "The country of Sodom... be now all burnt up... there are still the remainders of that Divine fire and the traces of the five cities are still to be seen." On both the eastern and western side of
the Dead Sea lie the remains of two ashen cities. One lies at the base
of Mt. Masada and extends right accross to the eastern shore of the Dead Sea on the Jordan side, and the other at the base of Mt. Sodom. In 1989,
amateur archaeologist, Ron Wyatt was driving along the road past
these sites. Although he had driven along this road perhaps thirty
to forty times before, this time they suddenly looked like city
walls and buildings. The material is white whereas the surrounding rock is brown, and the white material has very definite perimeters where it comes to an end and beyond is brown rock. This perimeter is the city limits, hence the exact straight line and perfect square, which would not appear in natural geology. The pictures below show the very definite line where the white ash stops and the brown rock starts. The first picture illustrates three of the five cities mentioned in the Bible (Deut 29:23) that Josephus refers to. The other two ashen cities are further north.
Pulling over to investigate further, Ron found
that within these cities are building-like structures, all completely
composed of ash.
There are doors, windows and rooms that one can still enter today.
Ron Wyatt found interlinking streets that can still be walked today. The street level today is a lot lower after thousands of years of flash flooding has eroded the street level away.
As Ron Wyatt walked about the ancient city he recognised structures that one would typically find in a Canaanite city. Ziggurats and two sphinx, which both faced east, and were raised up on a "temple mount" which served as a worship area to their pagan gods.
All enclosed in traditional city walls complete with buttresses. Most city walls were built as double-walls which is exactly what we find in here Gomorrah.
Several oxydized bronze spearheads were found
and even a skeleton that had completely turned to ash was found
in Sodom. The marrow was visible at the ends of each of the bones.
With a molecular frequency radar generator, Ron found gold salts,
the by-product of vaporized gold. Samples of the material were taken
and tested which proved to be pure ash. (See II Peter 2:6). The surrounding material is all normal
brown rock. The obvious question would be if the cities were destroyed
3900 years ago, how is it that the ash has not been completely eroded
away? Research showed that objects burned with sulphur leave a remaining
ash heavier than the original material.
The Bible says, "the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven" Genesis 19:24. Brimstone is sulphur, and exaactly as the Bible described, Ron Wyatt found millions of sulphur, or brimstone balls embedded all through these pure ashen remains.
Sulphur is usually found in crystalline
form, but this sulphur is unique to the world as it is round, white
and has the consistency of compact powder. Sulphur is ordinarily 30-40%
sulphur, whereas these sulphur balls are 95-98% pure sulphur. The
impurities in the sulphur are metals that would add to the heat
given off. They burn at 5000-6000 degrees Fahrenheit. The brimstone has been tested
at Galbraith Laboratories, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, and independently by Ross Patterson in New Zealand.
Sulphur is usually yellow in colour, and only found by volcanoes, sulfide ore mineral veins, or by sedimentary rocks associated with
anhydrite, gypsum, limestone and saltdomes.
We know that these sulphur balls must have been burning at some time in the past, because of
the presence of burn rings around them. Another phenomenon which does not occur naturally. This kind of 98% sulphur is unique to this planet - because it came from heaven.
These cities are indeed unique. Other cities
that have been destroyed by fire or by volcanoes, like Pompeii,
have a layer of ash on top, but under that is the original material.
Here however, we see entire cities completely turned to ash, exactly
as the Bible describes. II Peter 2:6 "And turning the cities
of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow,
making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly".
It has been suggested that lines within the ash are just a result of natural sedimentation, but this is impossible as the lines travel vertically in many places. This phenomenon is in fact the result of thermal ionization, which is a chemical reaction to an expanding and contracting flame as it burns material.
The ash was subsequently tested and proved to be 100% ash and composed of calcium sulphate and calcium carbonate, which is exactly what one finds when you burn limestone in the presence of sulphur.
Why is God uncovering this, and all the other discoveries now? The message of this discovery is like all the other discoveries, just as Noah was delivered and the rest of the world judged, just as the children of Israel were delivered and the Egyptian army was judged, the message of the discovery of Sodom and Gomorrah is that the great and terrible judgement day is soon coming. Please be on the side of God's commandment keeping people, "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." Luke 17:28-30.