The Queen of Sheba
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The Queen of Sheba was from Axum, Ethiopia. She was African (obviously) and around 1083 BC, she traveled to Jerusalem where she had sex with King Solomon. She gave birth to a little boy and named him Melenik. As a young man, Melenik brought 12,000 Israelites through north Africa from Jerusalem to Ethiopia - which explains the strong Jewish influence in today's Ethiopian culture. King Melenik eventually became the King of Ethiopia. This monarchy that descended from the Queen of Sheba remained in power in Ethiopia until 1974 when Haile Salassie passed away.
Haile Selassie's original name is Ras Tafari. Yes - say it fast: Rastafari! He is the origin of Rastafarianism.
My photos are of a two-day visit to Axum, Ethiopia. Enjoy.