History : Mar-Apr 2018
16 MARCH/APRIL 2018 PARADISE LOST Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, in Michelangelo’s 16th-century fresco on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. On the left, the couple are tempted by the serpent to take the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. On the right, cringing with shame, they are expelled from the garden. ERICH LESSING/ALBUM origins of paradise THE GARDEN OF EDEN Traces of ancient Mesopotamian myths and poems populate the stories of Genesis, showing the interconnection between Babylon and Jerusalem.