An interesting topic that has been overlooked by Armenology is the term RMNN mentioned by the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmosis III in his Asian campaigns.
Some has proposed that this term should be read Ermenen so it could be a cognate of Akkadian Armanu. Ermenen is a place were the heaven relies on his four pillars. Thus a mountainous place.
But others do believe that it is the Lebanon, because Egyptians never ventured deep into Asia. And RMNN refers to mount Lebanon.
Here are quotes from wikipedia.
Another record is by Thutmose III of Egypt, says the people of Ermenen in 1446 BC, and says in their land "heaven rests upon its four pillars". (Thutmose was the first Pharaoh to cross the Euphrates to reach the Armenian Highlands). To this day Kurds and Turks refer to Armenians by Ermeni.
Occurrences of the name have been found in different Middle Bronze Age texts from the library of Ebla, and three of the twelve tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The name is recorded in Ancient Egyptian as Rmnn (𓂋𓏠𓈖𓈖𓈉), where R stood for Canaanite L. The name occurs nearly 70 times in the Hebrew Bible, as לְבָנוֹן.[24
Despite uncertainty Susan Solomon mentioned this term in his book about Armenia.
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