One of the many figures that appears in the Bible, and is also closely associated in many other faiths as well is the Queen of Sheba. The Queen of Sheba is known most commonly in relation to her visit to King Solomon. In Khor Rori, Oman, there are the ruins of what many claim to be the Palace of the Queen of Sheba.
Khor Rori; a Town in Ruins
The ancient town of Khor Rori is now mostly in ruins with most of its once great structures reduced to rubble, with just their foundations intact. Located near Salalah in the Dofar Province of Oman in close proximity to the Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, the village is one of the most significant archeological sites in Oman and is regarded as also being the location of many Biblical and other religious textual references.
The Palace of the Queen of Sheba
First excavated in 1952 by the famous Wendell Phillips, the ruins that are claimed to be the Palace of the Queen of Sheba are located on top of a hill about 200m higher than the rest of the village of Khor Rori. The palace, of which only remain the foundations and a few pillars and structures, is claimed to be the oldest palace in Oman, and is widely regarded as being one of the most known structures of Oman, but ironically, one about which there is so much debate.
The Subject of Debate
Historians, archeologists, religious scholars and academics all have their own opinion on the palace. Some say that the palace doesn’t belong to the Queen of Sheba, but some are adamant that the palace. But whatever you believe in, there is no denying the fact that the Palace of the Queen of Sheba and the ancient city of Khor Rori are historic and archeological sites that are fully worth exploring of you are staying at a beach resort in Salalah.
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