Queen of Sheba: Legend and Reality

October 17, 2004 - March 13, 2005

Queen of Sheba: Legend and Reality explores the modern legend of the Queen of Sheba as portrayed in cultures around the world. The Queen of Sheba has always been a wonderfully intriguing figure famed for her beauty and wealth, although much of her true identity remains unknown. This exhibition of antiquities, coins, prints, drawings and modern ephemera presents a tremendous opportunity for visitors to the Bowers Museum to discover more about this shadowy Queen, and explore the many sides of her multifaceted story. This exhibition also delves into the reality of the Queen of Sheba by looking into the archaeological evidence from the ancient kingdom of Saba in modern-day Yemen. This is a rare and wonderful exhibition organized by The British Museum, expressly for the Bowers Museum.