Gainsborough Fine Arts Society learn about the Queen of Sheba

Speaker Louise Schofield and chairman Mike Jones

Speaker Louise Schofield and chairman Mike Jones

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Louise Schofield, an archeologist and former British Museum curator, presented an exceptional lecture to a very full house of members of the Gainsborough and District Decorative and Fine Arts Society at the Trinity Centre this month on the legend of the Queen of Sheba.

Louise works for six months of the year in the north of Ethiopia camping with her excavating team far away from any infrastructure and she described how easy it was to imagine the Queen arriving on a camel, overseeing slaves and elephants dragging rocks from her mines of gold high on the Gheralta plateau.

Sheba was undoubtedly a powerful incense-trading kingdom that prospered through trade with the Roman Empire.


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