Byzantine and Christian Museum :: Gardens .::. Paradise

Paradise

Paradise, a walled garden, with abundant water and lush vegetation, was a concept familiar to many different cultures from ancient times.

Nature, abundant vegetation, exquisite gardens and groves –common features of cities in antiquity, were highly appreciated in the Byzantine era as well.

In a religious context, the idea of Paradise, closely related to the Christian expectations for salvation and eternal life, was prevalent in Byzantine churches and cemeteries.