Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

The Real Garden of Eden

Episode 3 of 3

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou refutes the traditional interpretation of the Garden of Eden, and visits the place she claims is the exact spot on which it stood.

Can we find the Garden of Eden? Bible scholar Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou thinks so. In the final episode of her series re-examining conventional readings of the Bible, she argues that the Garden of Eden has nothing to do with the origins of humanity, but is rather a story concealing dramatic events about a particular figure in a particular place, two and half thousand years ago.

Marshalling compelling evidence from archaeology, Islam and the Bible text itself, she identifies and visits the exact site of Eden.

It's a revolutionary theory which challenges some of the most cherished preconceptions about Eden in both Christianity and western culture.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 11 Jan 2012 00:00

More episodes


You are at the last episode

See all episodes from Bible's Buried Secrets



Role Contributor
Presenter Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Presenter Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Director Emily Davis
Director Emily Davis
Producer Emily Davis
Producer Emily Davis
Executive Producer Jean-Claude Bragard
Executive Producer Jean-Claude Bragard