Who is Menelik? Menelik I is the first Solomonic Emperor of Ethiopia, is traditionally believed to be the son of King Solomon of ancient Israel and Makeda, ancient Queen of Sheba. He is alleged to have ruled around 950 BC, according to traditional sources. Tradition credits him with bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia, following […]Read More
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Sungbo’s Eredo Defensive Walls From West Africa circa 1000 AD?
The jewel in the African civil engineering crown. They enclose an area the size of Greater London, or 30 times bigger than Manhattan. One of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa: a 100-mile-long wall and moat whose construction began a millennium ago. Darling says that tropical landscapes are littered with ancient earthworks that dwarf more famous ancient mega-structures […]Read More
Empress Zewditu of Ethiopia, Africa
Zewditu (also spelled Zawditu or Zauditu) was an Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first female head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the first Empress regnant of the Ethiopian Empire perhaps since the legendary Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, her reign was noted for the […]Read More
Benefits Of Ancient Essential Oils: Frankincense & Myrrh
Frankincense—also known as olibanum—and myrrh have been traded in North Africa and the Middle East for upwards of 5,000 years. Frankincense was charred and ground into a power to make the heavy kohl eyeliner Egyptian women famously wore. Sacks of frankincense and potted saplings of myrrh-producing trees appear in murals decorating the walls of a temple […]Read More
Ancient Beauty Secrets Of Biblical Or Mythical Proportions?
King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, Cleopatra and King Herod all bathed in the Dead Sea and enjoyed its healing properties. Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud have been recognized by millions of people as a single source of health and beauty since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2,000 years ago. […]Read More
Lion shaped mountain rock from Yeha, Ethiopia, Africa.
Natural or Man Made? Yeha is described as “a large Bronze Age archaeological site and the most impressive site in the Horn of Africa showing evidence of contact with South Arabia. There are roads leading to a building constructed as far back as the 7th century BC. Yeha is one of Ethiopia’s major cities in the Tigrai […]Read More
QUEEN OF SHEBA
The Queen of Sheba is a queen regnant who appears in the Bible. The tale of her visit to King Solomon has undergone extensive Jewish, Arabian and Ethiopian elaborations, and has become the subject of one of the most widespread and fertile cycles of legends in the Orient. Almost 3,000 years ago, the ruler of […]Read More