At an ancient site close to the shores of the Dead Sea, a team of archaeologists are hard at work uncovering relics from a bygone age. Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of this city disappeared – and for reasons that experts have never fully understood. Now, though, evidence is mounting that suggests this was once the scene of a colossal biblical disaster.

The city of Tall el-Hammam once stood in Middle Ghor – a plain stretching for more than 15 miles across the region that’s now known as Jordan. And it’s thought that as many as 65,000 people used to call the kingdom home. But when the city and its neighbors mysteriously collapsed, this ancient civilization vanished into the mists of time.

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