(585) Bilkis

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Discovered 1906 Feb. 16 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

Bilkis, or Balkis, is the name in the Koran of the queen of Sheba {see planet  (1196)} who visited Solomon. Ancient Abyssinian tradition says that all the rulers of that country are descendants of Menelik, son of Solomon and the queen of Sheba and legendary first king of Abyssinia. (H 62)

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