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Raised c. II 3320; destroyed III 1409 (survived c. 1,530 years)
On the hill of Amon Sûl (Weathertop) at the southern end of the Weather Hills
Built by the Men of Arnor soon after the founding of the North-kingdom
Men of Arnor (and later of Arthedain)
Amon Sûl is pronounced 'a'mon soo'l'
Amon Sûl literally means 'hill of the wind', but is usually translated 'Weathertop'


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Tower of Amon Sûl

An ancient stronghold of Arnor

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A tower built by Elendil in the founding years of Arnor, to hold one of the North-kingdom's three palantíri. It stood on the hill known as Amon Sûl or Weathertop, which at that time lay in the central parts of Elendil's northern domains. The later breakup of Arnor, though, left the Tower in exposed borderlands, and it was eventually destroyed by the invading armies of Angmar.

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