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Dates
Constructed in the early days of Gondor, possibly before the end of the Second Age1
Location
The western shores of Nen Hithoel, above the Falls of Rauros
Origins
The high seat was built on Amon Hen by the ancient Gondorians
Race
Division
Culture
Pronunciation
a'mon hen
Meaning
Literally, 'Hill of the Eye'
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  • Updated 5 June 2014
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Map of Amon Hen

The Hill of Sight that stood on the western banks of the Anduin, above the Falls of Rauros, originally close to the northern borders of Gondor. It was on the slopes of Amon Hen that the Company of the Ring was broken, and from there Frodo began his lonely journey into Mordor with Sam.


Notes

1

The dating evidence for the works of Men on Amon Hen is slight. Aragorn says that they were made '...in the days of the great kings' (The Fellowship of the Ring II 9) but this is open to interpretation. There were many great constructions of this kind during the time when Isildur and Anárion held the joint rule of Gondor, and it is assumed here that the Seat of Amon Hen was among them.

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