King Solomon had these columns erected 400 years after the miracle of the crossing of the Red Sea on dry land. Solomon's sea port was at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba at Eilat (I Kings 9:26) and he was very familiar with the Red Sea crossing site, as it was in his neighborhood. The Bible even mentions this column! Isaiah 19:19, "In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border."
Halle Selassie Emperor of Ethiopia is the best known as a direct descendant of moses, solomon and queen of sheba. and perhaps most influential in the nation's history. He is seen by Rastafarians as Jah incarnate.