Queen Of Sheba Palace
To a great extent, the early history of Ethiopia was centred around the legends of the Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian) and King Solomon of (Israeli) who had a son who founded the Solomonic Dynasty in and around ancient Axum (Aksum).
The Queen of Sheba who was an "exotic and mysterious woman of power" is one of the great religious figures who appear in the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible and the Muslim Koran. And her Palace is found right here in Axum. Why would you not want to stop by here and take in the scenery and snap a few photographs?
Okay so now things get a little tricky. The ruins are not the Queen Of Sheba's Palace as explained to us by our guide but the ruins of Dungur, something a prosperous Aksumite built around 400 to 600 AD. And now the tricky part, our guide explained to us that there is a large possibility that the actual Palace ruins are underneath Dungar as archaeologists have discovered more ruins under these ruins. But also remember that is it local folk law that has been passed down through the generations that this is the site of the Palace of the Queen Of Sheba.
But none the less, this is a fantastic and historical site to visit and is highly recommended.
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing the area around The Queen Of Sheba Palace's and Dungar from our point of view.