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Elendil builds the Tower of Amon Sûl (estimated date)

Event Type: General

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3350

Description:

[Beyond] Ered Luin [Elendil] established his realm, and his people dwelt in many places in Eriador...; but his chief city was at Annúminas.... ... [Towers] they raised upon Emyn Beraid and upon Amon Sûl; and there remain many barrows and ruined works in those places....

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

'[In] the first days of the North Kingdom, they built a great watch-tower on Weathertop, Amon Sûl they called it. ... [Once] it was tall and fair.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

... the Tower [was] built there by Elendil....

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Northern Line of Arnor: The Isildurioni

[The palantíri] of Elendil were set in towers upon Emyn Beraid, and upon Amon Sûl, and in the city of Annúminas.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

[The] Tower of Amon Sûl held the chief Palantír of the North....

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur: The North-kingdom and the Dúnedain

'It is told that Elendil stood there watching for the coming of Gil-galad out of the West, in the days of the Last Alliance.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

Notes
The date is estimated, set soon after the founding of the Realms in Exile.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 7Jul06

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