History October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm

5 Most Influential African Queens in History

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm

October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm | History

Queen Makeda

Queen Nefertiti of Ethiopia. Photo Credit: Answers Africa

Queen Makeda (Queen of Sheba, Ethiopia)

Also referred to as the Queen of Sheba, Queen Makeda is one of the most celebrated African queens in history. Other than being mentioned in the Bible, Makeda made great achievements during her reign 3,000 years ago. She is hailed as the embodiment of Divine Wisdom. In other paintings, she is referred to as the foreteller of the cult of the Holy Cross. Her visit to King Solomon in Israel has been retold countless times by Jews, Arabs, and Ethiopians.

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