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Was the Garden of Eden located in Eastern Turkey in the Early Bronze Age?

Posted by Fredsvenn on July 27, 2014

The former Soviet Union block countries spent more on archaeological research in the twentieth century than any other nation.  Much of their work was considered suspect in the west, however, because of the Marxist-Leninist philosophical bias. In recent years some of the most important research has been examined collaboratively by western researchers to yield exciting and important new insights.

Karen Rubinson and Adam Smith state in their introductory chapter of Archaeology in the Borderlands (p. 2) “For example, during the fourth and third millennia BC, the Kura-Araxes (or Early Transcaucasian) ceramic horizon, which centered in the “borderlands,” extended southwest as far as the Euphrates headwaters (and arguably into the northern Levant where it manifested in the Khirbet-Kerak tradition), southeast to the central Zagros (Godin Tepe), and north to the intersection of the Caucus and Eurasian steppe.

The Kura-Araxes was by far the most geographically dispersed horizon style in Pre-Achaemenid southwest Asia.  Yet the region’s perceived peripheral status to Mesopotamia continues to condition the production of general historical theory in the region”…  Could the true location of the biblical Garden of Eden be one of the benefits?

Was the Garden of Eden located in Eastern Turkey in the Early Bronze Age?


February 18, 2012: Cambridge, MA – The Cambridge Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) at a recent meeting of its Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a program to help preserve and renovate the Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Culture Preserve in Yerevan.

The Shengavit Preserve includes an archaeological site dating to the 4th millennium BC which was continually occupied for 1,000 – 2,000 years. The Shengavit settlement was part of the so called “Kura-Arax ” culture which had trade relations with cultures far beyond Armenia’s borders. This culture is believed to have played an important role in the formation of the Armenian people.

Next to the archaeological excavation is a small but neatly organized museum containing some of the artifacts recovered from the site. Additional Shengavit artifacts are on display at other museums within Armenia.

Shengavit Preserve Project

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