Numeira

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For the geographic region known as Numeira, see Arabah.
Overview of Numeira, looking west
Early Bronze III destruction level at Numeira, inside the east gate.

Numeira is an archaeological site near the Dead Sea. The site has substantial Early Bronze Age remains.

Numeira is also the name given to the river and valley (wadi) adjacent to the archaeological site. The river is significantly eroding the archaeological site.

It has been argued that Numeira approximates the alleged biblical city of Gomorrah, although other archaeologists argue that it is in the wrong geographical area, and was village as opposed to a major city, and is not within the designated timeframe.

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Coordinates: 31°07′54″N 35°31′46″E / 31.131588°N 35.529399°E / 31.131588; 35.529399