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The garden of Eden is likely to disappear (18 images)

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The Mesopotamian Marshlands, often refered to as the cradle of civilization, are located between the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers, the two rivers that feed the marshes. The Epic of Gilgamesh describes the marshes in the flood story, about 2700 BC. Biblical scholars say this place is the Garden of Eden and some believe Noah's arc landed here. The current marsh-dwellers are the descendants of the ancient Sumerians, a civilization that dates back 5000 years. Like the past, the current...
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