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King Menelik I, The Solomonic Dynasty, and The Ark of The Covenant

King Menelik I, The Solomonic Dynasty, and The Ark of The Covenant

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The story of King Menelik I and Ethiopia's Solomonic Dynasty begins in the Bible with the Queen of Sheba coming to visit King Solomon. The Bible itself doesn't come right out and say it, but there are several verses that make it clear that the Queen of Sheba was beyond impressed with Solomon's wisdom and his wealth. Solomon was a famous king. Solomon was wise beyond the queen's expectation. Solomon was rich beyond the stories the queen had heard. Solomon already had 1,000 other women that we know of. There is no reason to believe that the above would result in anything other than an affair between the leaders of two powerful kingdoms. While the affair itself is left out of scripture, there are Ethiopian texts that pick up where the Bible leaves off. "H...