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A Tower was built here in c. II 33201, it was overrun and destroyed in III 1409
(These are the dates shown on the timeline)
East of Bree, at the southern end of the Weather Hills
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Chief of the Weather Hills

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The name among Men for Amon Sûl, the southernmost of the Weather Hills in Eriador, on which had stood the Tower of Amon Sûl during the early Third Age.



Most of the fortifications on the Weather Hills dated from the time of Argeleb I (III 1349 - III 1356) and only stood for a few decades before they were thrown down by the forces of Angmar. The Tower of Amon Sûl on Weathertop, though, was much older, and had held one of the palantíri of the North-kingdom since the days of Arnor's foundation.

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