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Mystery Explored: The Real Queen of Sheba
Expedition Dates: August 24 - September 11, 2005

Summary:

Traveling back through time along the ancient incense trails of the Near and Middle East, I sought to unearth the real story behind the legends of the mysterious Queen of Sheba.  I explored underground churches and ruined temples in northern Ethiopia, and journeyed into the volatile tribal deserts of Yemen, where I first had to earn the trust of Bedouin tribesmen before I was allowed to explore a forgotten city named for the Bible’s most famous queen. 


Sponsoring Institution: The History Channel

Experts involved:
Merilyn Phillips Hodgson, American Foundation for the Study of Man
Dr. Zaydoon Zaid, Archaeologist
Yusef Abdullah, Archaeologist
H.E. Abdulwahed Al-Bukhiti
Dr. Douglas Gropp, Catholic University of America
Dr. Abdu ‘Othman Ghaleb, Archaeologist
Dr. Hussein Al-Amri
Dr. Kassaye Begashaw, Archaeologist
Asnake Wubete, Historian
Sheik Marzuk
Locations Visited:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lalibela, Ethiopia
Axum, Ethiopia
Yeha Temple, Ethiopia
Sana’a, Yemen
Ma’rib, Yemen
Mahram Bilquis, Yemen


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