Ancient Civilizations: Ethiopia
has been known, in the past, to be the most rich country in the
world (geographicly and also economicly) Ethiopia has been
glorified in the first chapter of the bible (Genesis ch. 2: 10-15).
It also was one of the only country which prevented the threat of
colonization and when attacked with that threat (the Italians)
successfully used their milatary resources to drive out the
intruders of their land, independently.
Sagal: I am
sure you are familiar with the legend of Queen Sheba, King Solomon
and her son Menelik. What is the signifance of such a legend, and
historically why do you believe it is so important?
stories has many ways of explaining itself. It is a tale of two
leaders meeting and falling in love (or tricked to fall in love),
but love does not last long becase the two lands must be ruled and
they can not desregard their country, to be victims of cupids
arrow. This was an extraordinary unusual take due to the connection
between ancient Axum and historic Jerusalem, this later on leading
to the ethnicity of many Jewish Ethiopians and the partial homeland
of many Ethiopians in Jerusalem in the late 20th Century. It also
plays a significant role in the scriptures, relating the two
distant, yet distinctive, worlds through persistance of these
leaders, and the vibrant allures of both lands. 1 2 3 4