“The queen of Sheba came to Jerusalem “with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stones” (I Kings 10:2). “Never again came such an abundance of spices” (10:10; II Chron. 9:1–9) as those she gave to Solomon. She came “to prove him with hard questions,” which Solomon answered to her satisfaction. They exchanged gifts, after which she returned to her land.” You most likely remember the story from the Old Testament about the wise King Solomon and the exotic queen of Sheba. But do you know where did she come from? Here is the answer – she was a queen of the Ethiopians and her capital was Axum. The cradle of the Ethiopian civilisation.