Egyptologist, biblical historian and explorer, David Rohl, heads off on an expedition into the Zagros mountain region of Kurdistan, Luristan and Azerbaijan (Western Iran), in a quest to find the geographical location of the mysterious Land of Eden and its fabled garden.
He relies on the famous passage in Chapter Two of the Book of Genesis as his guide, where it describes Eden as being a land where four rivers – the Gihon, the Pishon, the Perath (Euphrates) and Hiddekel (Tigris) – have their headwaters. David traces the two famous rivers of Mesopotamia back to their sources and, in doing so, locates the other two long lost rivers, as well as the lands of Cush and Havillah. He even finds the land of Nod into which Cain was exiled following his expulsion from the Garden of Eden for killing his brother Abel.
The legend of Adam and his family may not be provable historically... but the geographical setting for the story is very real and still exists today... in an alpine valley nestled beneath the ’Mountain of God’