Can we find the Garden of Eden? Bible scholar Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou1 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.
It's a revolutionary theory which challenges some of the most cherished preconceptions about Eden in both Christianity and western culture.
1.* Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou explains why she chose to study the Bible: "It's such a fantastic and diverse collection of texts that can tell us something about the beliefs, concerns and cultures of the people who wrote them."