The Ancient Kemites said, "We came from the beginning of the Nile where God Hapi dwells, at the foothills of The Mountains of the Moon."
Where is "the beginning of the Nile?" The farthest point of the beginning of the Nile is in Uganda; this is the White Nile. Another point is in Ethiopia; Blue Nile. The Blue Nile and White Nile meet at Khartoum in Sudan (Nubia)
Lake Victoria is the origin of the White Nile and is located at the base of the Rwenzori Mountains. The Rwenzori, which means “maker of rain” in local dialects, are a small but dramatic range just to the northwest of Lake Victoria. Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile. North of Tana are the spectacular Simian Mountains. One of the highest ranges in Africa. These mountains (Simians & Rwenzori), experience regular and significant snowfall. They also hold several significant glaciers. Others have suggested that Diogenes may have spotted Kilimanjaro as the Mountains of the Moon, however, this is unlikely given the absence of a major lake in the region as well as that that Diogenes described a range rather than a solitary mountain
With such a provocative name, the “Mountains of the Moon”, one must wonder from whence it was derived. There is some speculation that this is a transliteration into Greek of the Amharic name for the mountains near Lake Tana at the source of the Blue Nile, called to this day, the Simians. In Amharic, “Simian Mountains” translates as “Northern Mountains”. However, a liberal transliteration of the word “Simian” into Greek might come up with “Selene” – the Moon Goddess (Their is also the Mesopotamia moon god "Sin"); Thus Simian Mountains would rendered as Mountains of the Moon. Keep also in mind the Blue Nile, rising in Ethiopia, contributes about 85% to the flow of the Nile River that passes through Egypt to the Mediterranean. This technically would put Ethiopia as the source of the Nile?
How, one wonders, did the Simian Mountains get confused with the Rwenzori Mountains thousands of miles away? One must remember that Ptolemy was piecing together very sparse second and third hand accounts of merchant voyages, military campaigns, ancient Egyptian records.
Now to the two Mesopotamia:
Is Southern Sudan and Northwest Ethiopia a type of "Mesopotamia" or the original? For both Mesopotamia and Northeast - Southeast Africa was apart of Kush/Kish. Even in Mesoamerica their is an Olmec king called U-Kish Kan.
Mesopotamia comes from the Greek, meaning 'Land between two rivers' and the White and Blue Nile meets at Khartoum in Sudan. They are also old maps of Africa depicting two Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The other being in Africa named Eufrate River and Tigrei (Tigrayans in Eritrea).
Remember the name Eritrea is derived from the ancient Greek name for the Red Sea (Erythraia)
It seem there were two Mesopotamian empires: One in Africa and one in Middle east which is all connected to Kush/Punt.
In the "Lost Book of Enki" author Zecharia Sitchin stated Enki (Ptah) and his crew landed in the Persian Gulf but in this very book Sitchin claimed the Anunnaki splashed landed in an "Ocean", however, they are no oceans in the middle east. It seem more plausible that Enki landed in the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea and then made their way through the "Gulf of Aden" to either djibouti or Eritrea, followed by the interior of Ethiopia - Sudan.
Here is an except:
"The chariot's lungs he filled with air; into the waters down it splashed, into the depth, it was not sinking. From the Speaker a voice was heard: To Earth be welcomed! Alalu (allah derived from his name) was saying. By his beamed words the direction of his whereabouts was determined. Toward the place Anzu (Pilot) the chariot directed, floating as a boat it was upon the waters moving. Soon the wide-ranging OCEAN narrowed (approaching gulf of aden), dry land on both sides as guardian appeared. On the left side brown-hued hills were rising (Somalia is know as "brown hills on the horizon"), and on the right mountains to heaven their heads raised (Yemen is known as one of the most mountainous regions in Arabia). Toward the place of Alalu was the chariot moving (djibouti/Eritrea.), floating like a boat upon the waters it was.
When entering the Gulf of Aden via the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea one will be between Somalia and Yemen.
The first settlement Enki established after arriving on earth was called Eridu. However, since the letter "D" and "T" are interchangeable Eridu can be translated as Eritu (Eritrea).
Earth was also named after Enki's Sumerian-Akkadian named EA (EArht)
Eridu means “home away from home” or "Home of the Faraway", since they'ed journey from a distant planet.
Enki's temple in Eridu was called E-abzu, which means "house of the deep water". Thus, Enki was in charge of the ABZU or APSU (Land of Africa/Ethiopia), and where the term ABYSS is derived from i.e. ABYSSINIA.
Alalu was the first to journey to Earth and set up his abode which was a Reed-hut. The reed hut are traditional houses of the Afar tribe in Ethiopia & Etitrea. In fact, Traditional rural reed and thatch hut houses are very common in Africa.
The cradle of civilization is sometimes referenced by the name Dilmun, or Tilmun. Here, it was said, the god Enki and his wife were placed to institute 'a sinless age of complete happiness'.
The texts spoke of mythical Dilmun located in a mountainous region beyond the plains of Sumer (Ethiopian Highlands=Extraterrestrial). But where exactly was it located since Mesopotamian inscriptions do not say.
Furthermore, Ea (the Akkadian Enki) was said to have presided over the concourse of Mesopotamia's two greatest rivers - the Tigris and Euphrates (White and Blue Nile?)
Dilmun was allegedly a magical land, the birthplace of the gods and the place where the arts of civilization where said first to have been transmitted to men. It was the subject of many legends told by the Sumerians.
Its now a proven fact the Land of mythical Punt (God's Land) comprised of Ethiopia, Eritrea, djibouti and Somalia.
I personally think both Punt and Dilmun are one and the same place and modern day Eritrea-Ethiopia is your Eridu, Dilmun, Punt and Biblical/Mythical Israel.
The Queen of Sheba was actually Queen of Saba (Meroe), which was the ancient capital city of Nubia/kush (Sudan). The Jewish Historian Josephus clearly identifies the Queen who visited Solomon as “the woman who ruled Egypt and Ethiopia (Sudan)", just like those in the 18th Dynasty of Kemet. Queen Hatshepsut names means "The Sign of the Sheba of the South" and her throne name was Makara (Maat-ka-re). Notwithstanding the similarity between the names Makare (Makere) and Makeda. It was this Pharaonic Queen who like Sheba, journey to the Land of Punt (Eritrea-Ethiopia=Biblical Israel).
Mythical Solomon (Shelomith) was actually her Lover, Senenmut, the Great Architect and Genius. Hatshepsut´s temple was named "Djeser-djeseru" ("holy of holies"=Solomon Temple). It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheater around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock and was designed by Senenmut.
The reason why modern day Ethiopia/Eritrea still retained and claimed Sheba is because Modern day Ethiopia was comprised of both Nubia/Kush (Northwest Ethiopia) and Punt (Northern east Ethiopia) and the Serpent-Kings originate from Punt (serpent Arwe). Let not forget Kemet and Kush were seen as colonies of Great Punt.
For some reason ancient Ethiopian history is very obscured and remains hidden......