There is a fascinating article at the Daily Mail website about a remarkable archaeological discovery. Called “Gobekli Tepe”, it is a “Turkish Stonehenge” which pre-dates any other such discovery by thousands of years. It calls into questions many theories about the development of man as it is more sophisticated than previously thought possible by men of that era.
But what was most interesting is that the author makes the claim that Gobekli Tepe is possibly the Garden of Eden. Needless to say, his evidence is sketchy, but it makes for fascinating reading if nothing else. Being a post-modern, the author of course ties Original Sin with the only sin still condemned today, exploitation of the environment.
Whereas I’m far from accepting that this is the Garden of Eden, it does raise some important questions about the development of man and religion in the ancient world.