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When Hollywood took over the story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

In December 1959 was released the movie on the story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

Gina Lollobrigida as Sheba.

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The role of the Queen was played by the gorgeous Italian actress, Gina Lollobrigida, and the King Solomon by Yul Brynner (who replaced Tyron Power who first played the role by died during the shooting).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Other Sheba portrayals

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The story of the Queen of Sheba, was a source of inspiration for a great number of painters. Here, you can see a detail of the painting which describe the visit of Sheba to King Solomon. The apinting is from Sir John Poynter, an English artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A more recent picture .

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Queen of Sheba is still influencing artists nowadays, here above you can see a modern portrayal of the Queen as a very attractive woman who seems able to master even the lions.

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