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The Chronicle of Arda

Welcome to The Chronicle of Arda. This section of the site provides automated annals for all four Ages of the Sun and Moon. For any period of Arda's history, the Chronicle will display the events that happened in that time. Events and characters are entered into the Chronicle as they are added to the main database: like the rest of The Encyclopedia of Arda this section of the site is expanding all the time.

You can have the Chronicle look up events for specific dates by entering one or two years in the form below. If you enter two dates, the Chronicle will display events that happened between those two years. If you leave one of the dates blank, the Chronicle will display events in the century around the single year you specify.

For years after III 1601 (the year of the foundation of Shire, and therefore Shire Year 1), the Chronicle will also show years by the Shire-reckoning in a second column.

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II 2029 to II 2251
(a period of 222 years)

 • 2,618 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 1,068 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 4,208 years before the War of the Ring

The Reign of King Tar-Atanamir

The Second Age

2029Tar-Ciryatan surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes King Tar-Atanamir.
2035Death of Tar-Ciryatan of Númenor.
2136Birth of Tar-Telemmaitë son of Tar-Ancalimon, later King of Númenor.
c.2250First appearance of the Nazgûl.
2251Death of King Tar-Atanamir the Great of Númenor. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes King Tar-Ancalimon.
Political divisions begin to emerge in Númenor

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