The most ancient lineage in the world is the Ethiopian Royal Family. It is older than that of the Japanese and English royal family by 6000 years. Emperor Haile Sellasie traces his ancestry to King Solomon of Isreal and the black Queen of Sheba and beyond that to Kush/Nubia/Egypt 7000 BCE.
AFRICA'S LAST Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I with his Lions. The lion is considered as Ethiopia‘s national animal and can be seen on various national artifacts such as the Ethiopian Lion of Judah flag and Ethiopian Airline.
Haile Selassie I (1892 – 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.