EMPRESS OF ETHIOPIA (332 B.C.)
Alexander reached Kemet (Ancient Egypt) in 332 B.C., on his world conquering rampage.
But one of the greatest generals of the ancient world was also the Empress of Ethiopia. This
formidable black Queen Candace, was world famous as a military tactician and field
commander. Legend has it that Alexander could not entertain even the possibilty of having
his world fame and unbroken chain of victories marred by risking a defeat, at last, by a
woman. He halted his armies at the borders of Ethiopia and did not invade to meet the
waiting black armies with their Queen in personal command.