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Minalcar builds the Argonath (estimated date)

Event Type: General

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1250

On his return Rómendacil [II] fortified the west shore of Anduin as far as the inflow of the Limlight, and forbade any stranger to pass down the River beyond the Emyn Muil. He it was that built the pillars of the Argonath at the entrance to Nen Hithoel.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

[Rómendacil] was forced to withdraw his northern border east of Anduin to the Emyn Muil. He there built the Gates of Argonath with images of Isildur and Anarion beyond which no stranger was allowed to come south without leave.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor: The Anárioni

[Note: the date is an estimate, set to follow the event Gondor's northeastern border withdrawn to the Emyn Muil.]

Elena Tiriel 4Dec04, 16Oct05

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