King Solomon’s Expeditions Northwestern Iran to Talkh-e Soleiman & Cheshmeh Married Local Women Began Kurds


On the eastern side of the northern Zagros mountains of northwestern Iran is Chemesh Soleiman, the stream of Solomon, and to the north from there Talkh-e Soleiman, meaning the prison of Solomon (he imprisoned giants there), corroborated by that an ancient legend of the Kurds (Cordeune) states that an expedition of Israelites traveled from the Holy Land (circa 950 b. c.) seeking women for king Solomon (who had almost a thousand consorts), but the men of the expedition stayed to marry the women there themselves, the origin of the Kurds according to this legend.