Sheba by Nicholas Clapp

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  • Title: Sheba
  • Author: Nicholas Clapp
  • Category: Folklore
  • Date: April 2001
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780547345017

 

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Three thousand years ago, a dusky queen swept into the courtroom of King Solomon, and from that point to the current day, her story has been advised and retold. Who was this queen? Did she actually exist? In a quixotic odyssey that takes him to Ethiopia, Arabia, Israel, and even a village in France, Nicholas Clapp seeks the underlying fact behind the multifaceted fantasy of the queen of Sheba. It’s an eventful journey. In Israel, he learns of a residing queen of Sheba — a pilgrim affected by “Jerusalem Syndrome” — and in Syria he tracks down the queen’s tomb, as described within the Arabian Nights. Clapp investigates the Ethiopian shrine the place Menelik, mentioned to be the son of Solomon and the mysterious queen, might have hidden the Ark of the Covenant. Then the “worst practice on the earth” (in response to the conductor) takes Clapp to the Red Sea, the place he units sail for Yemen in an historical dhow and comes perilously near being shipwrecked. As in his seek for the misplaced metropolis of Ubar, Clapp makes use of satellite tv for pc photographs, this time to trace an historical caravan route that results in the queen’s winter capital in present-day Yemen. The quest is bolstered by new carbon-14 datings and by the invention of an Arabian Stonehenge within the sands of the Rub’ al-Khali. Finally, on the romantic and haunting ruins of Sirwah, the items of the queen of Sheba puzzle fall into place

 

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