John Murray Publishers, 2003, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First
Size: 12mo Small. 240 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. King Solomon, the Bible's wisest king, also possessed extraordinary wealth. He built a temple at Jerusalem that was said to be more fabulous than any other landmark in the ancient world, heavily adorned with gold from Ophir. The precise location of this legendary land has been one of history's great unsolved mysteries. Long before Rider Haggard's classic adventure novel King Solomon's Mines produced a fresh outbreak of gold fever, explorers, scientists and theologians had scoured the world for the source of the king's astonishing wealth. Tahir Shah takes up the quest, using as his leads a mixture of texts including the Septuagint, the earliest form of the Bible, as well as geological, geographical and folkloric sources. Time and again the evidence points towards Ethiopia, the ancient kingdom in the horn of Africa whose imperial family claims descent from Menelik, the son born to Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Travel & Places; Ethiopia; ISBN: 0719563364. ISBN/EAN: 9780719563362. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7866.