"The Queen of Sheba" Top 5 Page for this destination Ethiopia Off The Beaten Path Tip by SirRichard

Ethiopia Off The Beaten Path: 23 reviews and 20 photos

  God save the Queen!
by SirRichard

The legendary queen of South Arabia (some say Ethiopia instead), is said to have (following Ethiopian tradition) married King Solomon of Israel and founding Ethiopia's ruling dynasty. Upon the Book of Kings in the Bible, the Queen of Sheba learned of the wisdom of King Solomon and came to Jerusalem to test him 'with hard questions.' She arrived in a vast caravan, 'with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones.'
When she returned home, she was pregnant (of the King is said), so his son startes a milenary dinasty that has been ruling until the fall of Haile Selassie in the 20th century.

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2006
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