I read this the other d ay and found it fascinating to say the least. Would be a great Bible study Bob.
It seems that archaeologist Jodi Magness, has pinpointed another possible location of Eden, claiming that it was in Jerusalem where she believes Adam, the biblical first man, was buried.
"Well, the version of the story that ended up in the Book of Genesis seems to place the Garden of Eden somewhere in Mesopotamia. But I think Adam had a very special connection with Jerusalem", she explained. "The Garden of Eden, or Paradise, becomes conceptualised as the spot where the presence of God dwells. In early Judaism and the time of Jesus the presence of God dwelled in the temple, and hence why Jerusalem was conceived of as Eden [at that time]."