THE Garden of Eden’s location may have finally been found thanks to a discovery by an archaeologist in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, a documentary claimed.
The Garden of Eden, also referred to as Paradise, is the biblical garden of God described in the Book of Genesis about the creation of man. The narrative surrounds the apparent first man and woman – Adam and Eve – placed in the garden to guard the Tree of Life, before being tempted by a serpent to eat from a forbidden tree – a move that saw them expelled. Many have long searched for its location, based on clues given in the biblical text, but the age-long question may have finally been uncovered.
Archaeologist Jodi Magness revealed during Morgan Freeman’s documentary: “The Story of God”, how a discovery in a church in Jerusalem led her to believe she has the answer.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is located in the Old City and is believed to be the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and later resurrected – in a place known as “Calvary”, or “Golgotha”.
Dr Magness revealed how this was also the apparent burial place for Adam.
She said in 2017: “[The clue comes from] underneath the rock of Golgotha, the rocky outcrop which Christians believe Jesus was crucified on.