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The palace of the Queen of Sheba

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:27 PM
The find

A team of archaeologists from the University of Hamburg said they discovered the Queen of Sheba's palace and an altar that may have once held the Ark of the Covenant in Axum, Ethiopia.

Like most media stories this is short on details. We'll have to await a proper publication by the archaeologists involved or the University.

University of Hamburg

I visited this University a long time ago, all I remember about it was that they served a terrible tasting eel soup for lunch.

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:43 PM
reply to post by Hanslune

Here are some photos of it;

and a stone carving;

I hope these work.

[edit on 9-5-2008 by Clearskies]

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:46 PM
Thanks Clearsky


Are these your photos or did you find them on the web?

[edit on 9/5/08 by Hanslune]

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:49 PM
I found them on Picasa Web, but, I couldn't get them to fit well......

I thought of Ethiopia as desert.

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:52 PM
Haven't been there but did some game modeling of the Italian vs the Commonwealth during WWII and the terrain is very diverse.

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:52 PM
Here's a website of a fiction writer's visit to the palace.

The excavated mansion at Dungur is referred to locally as “the Queen of Sheba’s Palace.” It is more likely 4th-6th century AD in date, and was probably not a royal residence.

Scroll a little more than half way down the page for some pics of the author at the actual site.

I have no idea how she dated the excavation to the 4th-6th century or knows that is was probably not a royal residence. I don't believe she's a scientist or archaeologist, so maybe she got such information from the locals.

EDIT: for speeling airors

[edit on 12-5-2008 by tyranny22]

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:57 PM
reply to post by tyranny22

I figured it was Aksum... The "black Jerusalem"!
A very prominent Crusader outpost in the area, or so it seems.
(NatGEo, among others, did a very interesting programme on it.
Be sure to watch it, if you haven't already, everyone.)

Anyway, remarkably beautiful masonry!
(Restored, I am sure - but still...)

Rereading my post I realise it may read as a non sequitur, in the context of the thread...

But I'll leave it exactly as it is. :-)

[edit on 12-5-2008 by Vanitas]

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 03:06 PM
How exactly it was connected to the queen? Local legend of course is a great tip,but not always it is correct. Any inscriptions found? If it is true - really a great find.

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 04:20 PM
Another article on the discovery.

Professor Helmut Ziegert, of the archaeological institute at the university, has been supervising a dig in Aksum, northern Ethiopia, since 1999.

“From the dating, its position and the details that we have found, I am sure that this is the palace,” he said. The palace, that is, of the Queen of Sheba, who is believed to have lived in the 10th century BC.

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 08:30 PM
reply to post by Clearskies

Good job on fitting the pics , Clearskies.

(feel free to drop me a note if you need help)

Remember, it's customary to add the link to your original source, if possible.

Not only to avoid plagiarism problems , but also to help further research.

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:03 PM
reply to post by Jbird

Thanks Jbird for your help!
It's hard for me to read instructions, sometimes. (Not much time!)
I didn't know I should link photos.
You learn something new everyday!
Have a Great Night!

[edit on 12-5-2008 by Clearskies]

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