Unit 1: Ancient Africa - The Cradle of Civilization
(200,000 B.C. - 476 B.C.)

Unit 1: Class 13: The Queen of Sheba & Solomon (10th Century B.C. – 955 B.C.)

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Kebra Nagast - edited by E.A. Wallis Budge

Documentary: The Queen of Sheba (1:19 hr)


1. The Queen of Sheba is known by different names. How is she known to the Arabian people?  

2. How do the Persian people see her? 

3. In what region of the world is the Queen of Sheba most revered and her legend kept most alive and why? What is the name is she best known here? 

4. The Ethiopians believe that the Queen of Sheba lived in a region called Axum. What evidence is there to show that she may not have? 

5. What clues exist in Axum that the Queen of Sheba may have lived there? What was the time frame within which these clues exist?

6. What is the modern-day area that was once at least a part of the Kingdom of Sheba?

7. What is the capital of ancient Sheba? Until what year was it inhabited? When was it destroyed?

8. The inscriptions on the walls of ancient Marib date back how long?

9. What do the images that were found within the walls of Marib point to? What is interesting about what was deciphered?

10. What commodity does the Queen of Sheba bring to King Solomon that is only found in Ethiopia and Yemen?