This brings attention to O'brien's work. He established the importance of a site in Lebanon as a possible Garden of Eden. This actually works well enough.
In fact, having a river valley facing the Mediterranean been a garden state operated by the 'Shining ones' to act as a test sample of the future of Heaven on Earth makes perfect sense. Local climate was similar to today's, but the hills were deeply forested as well, thus allowing excellent lowland agriculture.
Certainly this keeps it in the cockpit of the early establishment of Agricultural Man (us) and also close by Golbeki Tepe as well. Add in the additional constructs down the coast and into the Egyptian Delta and we have the essential core of it. Sumeria came later.
– 28th July 2010