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Antarctica is a continent surrounding the earth's South Pole almost entirely covered by ice. It is characterized by extreme cold, high elevation, and dry, windswept conditions. Much of the continent is considered a desert due to its lack of precipitation. Antarctica has no permanent residents, but a number of governments maintain permanent research stations on the continent. Many of the stations are staffed around the year.

Eden Theory

Many anti-creationists have questioned the authority of Genesis by asking why the Garden of Eden has never been found on Earth, even though the world has been fully mapped and explored. One possibility is that it was destroyed in the Great Flood, or removed from the world by God. But there is another solution to this problem, which is that present-day Antarctica was originally the land of Eden.

This would explain how the Tigris and Euphrates were linked to two unknown rivers (Pishon, Gihon) According to geology, the continents were originally linked together, but were forced apart during the Flood by Catastrophic Plate Tectonics. When the continents were joined, Antarctica was against the east coast of Africa. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the land of Cush (Ethiopia) and Havilah are within the general vicinity of the Arabian Sea. One river flowing out of Eden dividing into four rivers makes sense if Eden was on a landmass between the Middle East and East Africa - therefore Antarctica before the Flood.

"Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria And the fourth river is the Euphrates." - Genesis 2:10-14

In addition to this, recent research has found that there were trees and foliage on Antarctica in ancient times, so it was not always inhospitable. If the Garden of Eden is buried under the thick ice sheet of Antarctica, this clearly explains why it has never been found or revisited by man, even in modern times.