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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Garden of Eden returns

A good news story out of Iraq is in the news today. Southern Iraq has marshlands and these marshlands are thought by many scholars to be the location of the Biblical Garden of Eden. During Saddam's rule, these marshlands were reduced to 10 percent of their original size, but now, they are being revitalized and this is a very good thing for the people in Southern Iraq.


At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An interesting blog here. There is another theory that the Garden of Eden was in Africa. Near a place called the Mountains on the Moon. It's at the headwaters of the Nile. Geographically speaking, it's a very close match to what the book of Genesis descibes. Also to the south is a volcanic region that echoes the Norse legends of Hel as being to the south and it being a place of fire and brimstone (sulfur).
The pygmies live in this forest. Their religious beliefs where astonishing to the missionaries that came there in the early part of the 20th century.
For more info.. read "Pigmy Kitabu"

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Is "Pygmy Kitabu" a book? Or is there a specific weblink. I just went and googled it and a bunch of links came up. I would be interested in reading more about this.

Glad you enjoy our blog. Thanks for stopping by.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Ota Benga is an person who lived in Lynchburg at the Ann Spencer House and the Virginia Seminary. He was a pygmy that was brought here for the St. Louis World Fair and subsequently was put on exhibt at the Bronx Zoo in with the monkeys. His story is an interesting tale that reflects both humanity and inhumanity at the turn of the century.

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...


I just read the following article on Ota Benga. What a tragic time he had. Thank you for bringing his story to our attention. is the link in case anyone else wants to check it out.

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for being so vague. Yes Pygmy Kitabu is a book. It was written by Jean-Pierre Hallet. carries copies for about 6 dollars.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Thanks! I am going to look for it.


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