ROCKDEEP Queen Makeda
- Purpose: Camping, Hiking
Release Date: Spring 2021
Closure Type: Lace-up
Upper Material: Mesh (Air mesh)
Outsole Material: Rubber
- Style Number: 2165-060004
Makeda was a great queen of Saba ( Ethiopia) was a powerful queen of ancient Africa.
She is also mentioned in the old Hebrew Testament and new testament as well as in the Quran, the Holy Book of Islam. Her story has been narrated throughout history for various reasons. Although, the most famous one is her meeting with King Solomon.
She is known by various names in different narratives. For instance, She is known as Queen Sheba, Queen of Saba, Makeda, and as well as Queen Belqis in Arabian narratives.
According to history, she ruled over Ethiopia and Yemen. She was a wise queen and was famous far and wide in her time. She had a son called ‘ Menelik I’. Throughout history, it was believed to be the son of Solomon and Makeda. As the Menelik means ‘Son of the Wise’. However, the source is disputed among historians.
Her linage is considered to the kings and queens throughout Ethiopian history. She was known for her generosity as well as her art of government. Her rule was the most harmonious and prosperous.
She was energetic and took great interest in the commerce of her kingdom. She had expanded her commerce to Palestine and as far as India through sea and land routes. She had built a fleet of about eighty great ships that were worthy to go on longer voyages. She had also maintained a caravan of hundreds of men and camels to go on land routes and take her goods to far off places. Her traders took gold, precious stones, ivory, jewels, and other precious metals for trade purposes.
Till the Ethiopian people’s revolution in 1974, the Ethiopian emperors of the Solomonic line traced their lineage to the Menelik, son of the queen of saba.