Welcome to the main page of the Eden blog.
Well, it is called blog because, well, the Eden thing is a process, whereby the utmost perfection is hard to be told straight from the ground. We would like to check back with NASA at least to find some more stunning results. These here are however a binary source plot with visual examples to render the actual goodness of the Plot. The background image here is one such visualization.

About this Mosaik:
It truly is a mosaik. The one or the other (good at Geology) may recognize here and there that this and that is looking like that and this, and then well ... looking precisely - I guess the hardest thing to finally realize is, that all of these different parts of our Globe are comming together at one spot - a country widely known as Oman.
To recognize things clearer it would be fantastic to get into things step by step. To each step there will be a XCF file which you can download and edit with your own (if you have one already) GIMP. These are usefull to just look around how you can erase and un-erase parts of the Chunks to find their perfect alignment to their supposed environment. As furthermore you may try to look around closer, trying to move and rotate about - well, the locations, alignments, angles and so on are just suggestions. I am looking forward to feature plenty of other cool end-results together with distributional zip files.

The plot is an interpretation from Genesis (a.k.a. bereshith/1st Book of Moses) 2:10-14. Since you can read more about it in :Step 1:, I spend the rest of this block on how I came to the idea.

And well, I was just reading the bible more closely after having vowed for being a nazirite (Numbers// 4th Book of Moses - Chapter 6). I looked for some place similar to the description, and found nothing but, obvious, and well ... then it came down to me to look for ...

Step 1: The Locations
------------------------------------ In the first Book of the Torah and the Bible we read of the Garden of Eden having four rivers that devide from a stream. The first river is called Pishon (the Horse), the second is called Gihon (the Beast), the third is called is called Tigris/Hiddekkel (the Mysterious), and the fourth IS the Euphrates (the Euphrates). And checking up for this location we can easily find that by drawing aline from the "canyon" in the "Ythiopian Mountains" to the tip of Oman, we can draw another one almost straight 90 degrees to it crossing through Persian Gulf and the Euphrates.

Checking for the next best hints, the Dig for Gold seems appropriate:

A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. ...

The www doesn't so far provide much, the english wiki doesn't name places where Onyx should be found where the german one does. Bdellium comes there so from a Mukul Myrrh tree which is usually found around the middle east I read - yet Gold and Onyx make two of three items to be found nearby the Amazonas River so that it appeared nice to me for keeping that on my mind.

The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.

Well, Gihon seems to be a little more flexible because there is not much info but a Land named Cush, and searching for it I found that some say it is an old name for Ythiopia, while others say that it was a Kingdom centered south of Egypt at the Nile - while both is yet the same.

And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria.

Step 2: Taking it up with Finetunes
In the beginning, I was starting with Africa getting attached to the Arabian Peninsula (
) and I saw "the Lions Dance"
But these days, the luxury to play with such fancy funny little things is out. Looking for a while at a finished result on this base, it seems propper to take the entire continent of Africa instead - so for now, and heres a little look at it:
But counting in, from this rather random from inspiration approach, the previous dance, the result ON EXACTLY 45 degrees of rotation and a little bit of erasing and un-erasing we get (
) where we can find that the turkey mountains harmonize with the African Mainland.
This last image was made from taking the entire map, rotating it 45 degrees and erasing the central parts as seen fit.

Step 3: Thinking of Horse-Power
Earlier, it was so easy for me to believe because of "The Lions Strong Forehead"(
) - and so, although South America didn't match to Africa, North America matched to it and so did it match to Mesopotamia, which furthermore matched to Africa and so we got an open circle that may be confused due to the fact that the globe is a sphere and not a square checker-board.
Comparing the last edit of attaching Africa to Mesopotamia reveals a destinct form of match to its environment that is definately superior to the others.
And equally so we can find such matches by attaching North America to the plate: