The legend says that Solomon (the name means “peaceful”), son of David and King of Israel, was born c. 1000 BC. King Solomon’s most celebrated quality was his wisdom. According to the Bible, the Queen of Sheba (an ancient kingdom located in present-day Ethiopy), having heard of this great wisdom, went to Solomon with gifts, spices and gold. In return, Solomon gave her whatever she asked for, and she left “satisfied”.
Folk tales, fancy stories about her love with Solomon, a number of books, and Hollywood, have immortalized the now legendary Queen of Sheba, this beautiful, powerful, and fascinating woman.