Biblical Queen of Sheba who Died And Buried In Nigeria.
The biblical Queen of Sheba’s burial location is thought to be buried away in the deep rain forests of south-western Nigeria. This burial site is within a huge region that is encircled by the ancient Eredo earthwork and is said to be the opulent Queen Sheba’s Lost Kingdom.
This ancient Queen’s burial site is located on the outskirts of Ijebu Ode, in Ogun State, and has been the destination of local pilgrims for ages who come to pay tribute to the sleeping legend.
The queen was depicted in the Christian Bible as a woman of enormous strength, knowledge, and wisdom who came to visit King Solomon after hearing of his exceptional wisdom. She was said to have arrived with “a very big caravan of camels, carrying spices, enormous quantities of gold, and beautiful stones.” It was also reported that “never again were so many spices brought into Israel as those sent to King Solomon by the Queen of Sheba.” In Islamic tradition, she is known as Bilkis, Bilqis, Balqis, or Balquis by Arabs, who think she came from the Yemeni city of Sheba, also known as Mareb.
Historical and archeological research showed numerous connections between the Biblical queen and Bilikisu Sungbo of Ijebu country. Ivory, eunuchs, and gold are thought to be associated with the Queen of Sheba. Ivory and gold were abundant in Nigeria at the period, and eunuchs were found in ancient West African palaces.
A team of British scientists led by Bournemouth University archaeologist Patrick Darling unearthed the ruins of an ancient empire deep in the Nigerian rainforest.
Thousands of pilgrims come each year to honor what they believe to be the queen of Sheba’s burial. In the Nigerian rainforest, large trees have become entangled with canopy foliage, adorned with spider’s webs and dropping leaves, creating a darkness that hampers vegetation.
A team of British experts may have unearthed the heart of one of Africa’s most powerful kingdoms, as well as the likely final resting place of the legendary Queen of Sheba.
A team of British experts may have unearthed the heart of one of Africa’s most powerful kingdoms, as well as the likely resting place of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Bournemouth University researchers, working with archaeologist Dr Patrick Darling, have undertaken a preliminary assessment of the abandoned wall and ditch, which is 70ft high in sections and 100 feet long.