In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005): S01E01 – The Queen of Sheba


Documentary series in which historian Michael Wood goes in search of the world’s greatest myths


The story of the Queen of Sheba appears in religious texts sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Described in the Bible as simply a Queen of the East, modern scholars believe she came from the Kingdom of Axum in Ethiopia, the Kingdom of Saba in Yemen, or both. Their main clue is that she brought bales of incense with her as a gift; frankincense only grows in these two areas. Both countries claim her as theirs. Given that they are separated by only 25 kilometres of water, both could be right.

In Search of Myths and Heroes Series

You can find a full index and overview of In Search of Myths and Heroes here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Released Date: 2005.
  • Running time: 3 hours 40 minutes (total running time).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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