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American Scholars Doubt Discovery of Ruin of Sodom and Gomorrah

Scientists and biblical scholars expressed opinions ranging “from the cautious to the skeptical, ” this weekend, about reports from Jordan declaring that the sites of Sodom and Gomorrah have been discovered at the bottom of the Dead Sea, according to The New York Times.

The discoveries were announced at Amman, Jordan, by Dr. Ralph E. Baney, of Kansas City, a Baptist missionary in charge of an archaeological team that has been probing the Dead Sea for the remnants of the ancient civilization mentioned in the Bible. According to Dr. Baney, one of the two lost cities was located by divers at the bottom of the Dead Sea in the Lisan Peninsula Bay, in Jordan, about 20 miles northeast of modern Sodom, Israel.