— On this date on April 10, 1934 the United Press reported from Paris, “the fabulous land of Ophir, from which King Solomon is supposed to have drawn much of his wealth of gold, silver and precious gems, has been discovered in northwest Abyssinia, dispatches from Addis Ababa said today.
“The announcement was made by Bryon De Prorok, French explorer, who was received at the Abyssinian capital by Emperor Haile Selassie, “King of Kings and Lion of Judah,” who claims to be a direct descedant of King Solomon.
“De Prorok said he found ancient temples and mines worked apparently before the time of Christ for gold and emeralds. he obtained numerous photographs.”
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