The Garden of Eden
.The Garden of Eden Is located in Urfa Turkey or UR without the fa on the end of the word. This is also where
Abraham from the first chapter of the Bible; Genesis used to live and was born. On this website I will give
compelling new evidence that this is the true location. What has confused Bible Scholars for a long time is the
fact that there are two cities in the Middle East named UR. One located in the country of Turkey and one way
down by the Persian Gulf. This region of Turkey has been invaded by so many people for so may millennium
that the true original name UR has been covered up, The name on all maps today Sanliurfa contains the true
name of the original city UR within it. Sanli
URfa  Artifacts just recently coming out of UR in Turkey are being
Carbon Dated at 11,000 BC while artifacts from the UR down by the Persian Gulf are only about 3,500 BC  All
experienced Archaeologists will tell you that Turkey was the birthplace of civilization and then this entire culture
moved southward and then the second UR was named after the first UR up in Turkey some 7,000 years later.
The only true location of the Garden of Eden is given in Genesis in the first chapter of the Bible.
.The problem here is that Archaeologists have dismissed the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden Of Eden
as a myth. Through satellite imagery and Carbon Dating along with an understanding of ancient languages and
a firm understanding of the Bible I have come up with some compelling new evidence.
.The ancient name of the city of Urfa was ADMA if you switch the two last letters of the word around the word
becomes ADAM  This is real common in these ancient proto words used by Neolithic people from the ancient
.ADMA and ADAM are called
Cognates. Cognates are ancient words from the past that mean the same thing
but are pronounced slightly differently because of thousands of years of linguistic evolution. Isolating these
cognates from our modern language are essential for understanding our ancient past.
The Book of Genesis says that the water flowed out of the Garden of Eden and then divided into four rivers. In
the illustration below I have identified the modern names of the four rivers that have been lost for centuries. The
reason why the Book of Genesis mentions these four rivers so prominently is because in Neolithic times this was
an important waterway that connected the ancient Neolithic cities of UR and Harran. Neolithic people from this
epoch used to bury their Kings in Burial Mounds which are called "Tells" in the Middle East. So by identifying
large concentrations of these Tells a person can see that this was a high traffic area for many centuries.
By Mark Carter
This statue which was recently found at the Balikligol Pools is creating quite a stir
in the Archaeological community. It is estimated to be over 13,000 years old. It is
the oldest known statue that was made by a Human. This makes Urfa Turkey the
oldest city on earth. This completely coincides with the fist chapter of the Bible
which claims that Adam and Eve were the first Humans. My interpretation of
Genesis is that Ur was where civilization first began not necessarily where life was
first created.  It is very possible that Abraham knew of the existence of this statue
.Most Bible scholars could not have imagined that Genesis was this old in their wildest of dreams. The truth
is that you can't use the Hebrew Bible as a study guide for the Middle East, It is just too new. These new
discoveries push the first chapter of the Bible way back into Neolithic times.
.We know that in the second chapter of the Bible 'Exodus' that Moses left Egypt and then headed north and
his group of Hebrews attacked Jericho and killed all of the people there then ransacked and destroyed the
city. Archaeologists have been excavating Jericho for over a half century and have found out through
Carbon Dating that somebody ransacked and burned Jericho in about 1550 BC.  If you take this at face
value because the Hebrews said that they had done this in their own Bible then this would create an 8000
year gap between the first and second chapters of the Bible.
.The illustration below shows an artists conception of a closeup of UR . In this illustration the first chapter
of the Bible Genesis gives us a second clue to the true location of the Garden of Eden.
The water flowed
out of Eden (the city) to water the garden.
The illustration shows the Mesa where the people of the city
actually lived and a spring flowing from the bottom of the mesa into the Balikligol pools. If you go to Urfa
today this is actually still the same exact situation. All Neolithic people from this region lived on top of
Mesas like the neighboring city of Aleppo not far away from Urfa.. These Mesas provided protection from
invaders, wild animals and also flood waters that were real hazardous at the time. This long ago the Ice
that covered most of the earth could melt and create instant flooding. Keep in mind that 10,000 years
ago the Middle East was not the desert like it is today. There were white Flamingos that lived in the area
which have long since headed down to central Africa because Flamingo's are a tropical bird. The proof of
this is found in the fact that pictures of Flamingos are carved into the rocks at Gobekli Tepe which is only
four miles away. Muslims today pray in a cave from where the spring waters still flow. There is a Mosque
built at the base of the cave which commemorates the site where Abraham was born
.By using satellite imaging I have located a large collapsed wall in the northern part of the city in which there seems
to be a lot of homes and building structures located inside. These seem to be the same similar type of structure that
are located around the ancient city of Aleppo not far away. I don't think that any Archaeologists have ever seen this
or know that it actually exists.
.This leads to probably the most startling feature of this ancient area. The Gigantic size of this city in ancient time. I
would estimate that around 4500 people were living in this city about 9,500 years ago. Even more evidence in the
book of Genesis exists that the Ur in Turkey was the actual home of Abraham when it tells people that Abraham's
Grandfather was named Harran. The ancient city of Harran is only 25 miles south of Ur and was part of the four
rivers complex. So it is very likely that Harran was named after Abraham's grandfather. All of the evidence seems to
show that Abraham never even went down by the Persian Gulf. When Gobekli Tepe was being used as a prayer site
nobody really even lived down by the Persian Gulf. The ancient city of Babylon was sill over 5,000 years away from
even being built.
Gobekli Tepe
.Gobekli Tepe which was discovered about 20 years ago still remains one of the big mysteries in Archaeology.
Archaeologist Klaus Schmidt and his group of Turks have spent over 13 years digging at Gobekli Tepe and have
only uncovered part of this massive complex. Gobekli Tepe was a pure prayer site because there were no homes
located in the area and it wasn't a burial site because there are no burial mounds or Tells located there. There is
one small Tell located in the town of Goktepe Koyu nearby but that was not the route taken by people in Ur when
they used to visit Gobekli Tepe. The big mystery remains: Who built this and why was it built. Still another mystery
remains: Where did the huge labor force come from that built such a massive complex.
.My research work seems to indicate that there were over 4,500 people living at Ur which was located only four
miles away. So here is the workforce that it took to build Gobekli Tepe and there was also a very large number of
people going up there on pilgrimages to pray. In fact the other very large Neolithic city in the area Harran had at
least 3,500 people living there and they were also going to Gobekli Tepe to pray. So there was easily around 8,000
people living in the vicinity. This is also a little difficult for and Archaeologist to believe that this many people were
assembled in this area back in the stone age.
.These people were the most sophisticated people in the ancient world. They invented the wheel, agriculture,They
invented raising livestock, alloying metals and working with metals. They were the first people to own pets and they  
were actually training animals to do tricks while all other people on earth were still living in caves. They were also
the first people to design effigies of animals on a large scale basis.
.I was reading an article written by Archaeologist Andrew Collins that he wrote after he visited the city of Diyarbakir.
While at the museum there the Curator of the Museum said that the ancient city walls of the city were shaped like a
Flatfish or Halibut that used to live in the Tigris River. After doing some satellite viewing I found out that the Curator
of the museum was right. The walls of the city were actually shaped like a giant Flatfish or Halibut. After doing some
more Satellite research of the area I found out that not only the ancient city walls of Diyarbakir were shaped like a
Flatfish but also the ancient city walls of Harran were also shaped like a giant Flatfish or Halibut. These are now
known to be the first large scale effigies of animals anywhere in history. Similar to the ones found on the Nazca
plain in Peru. The diagram on page 2 shows the approximate size and shape of the city walls.