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Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden?
By Tom Cox
Last updated at 1:26 AM on 28th February 2009
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For the old Kurdish shepherd, it was just another burning hot day in the rolling plains of eastern Turkey. Following his flock over the arid hillsides, he passed the single mulberry tree, which the locals regarded as 'sacred'. The bells on his sheep tinkled in the stillness. Then he spotted something. Crouching down, he brushed away the dust, and exposed a strange, large, oblong stone.
The man looked left and right: there were similar stone rectangles, peeping from the sands. Calling his dog to heel, the shepherd resolved to inform someone of his finds when he got back to the village. Maybe the stones were important.
They certainly were important. The solitary Kurdish man, on that summer's day in 1994, had made the greatest archaeological discovery in 50 years. Others would say he'd made the greatest archaeological discovery ever: a site that has revolutionised the way we look at human history, the origin of religion - and perhaps even the truth behind the Garden of Eden.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
OK with everyone flagging this thread so quickly...
Can I just ask if I am the only one that read the whole article, seeing discrepancies (sp?) in the story???
Originally posted by Phlegmi
These people didn't just sit down and decided to make this articulate carvings, it would take alot of practice and know how to do that. So my question is if these are the oldest human carvings where are some of their earlier works?