Other things to look for in the story of Sodom:
- For the sake of a mere TEN righteous people, God would not have destroyed this city full of vileness.
- Lot and his family did not want to leave. The angels had to drag them out of town. Lot's wife still looked back, she didn't want to leave, even after she was told that that place meant death.
(Genesis 19:15-17 and the famous verse 26)
See also Luke 17:26-32
It is thought that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah lie beneath the southern end of the Dead Sea.