Places in Middle-earth
Sea of Núrnen
Type: Seas, Oceans, Bays
Other Names Lake Núrnen
Location: In the land of Nurn, in the south-west of Mordor.
Description: The great sea in Mordor, around which much fertile land lay, and was worked by slaves of Sauron.
It is described as "the bitter inland sea of Núrnen" in TTT The Black Gate is Closed. It is fed by 4 rivers which are unnamed, two from the Ephel Dúath and two from the Ered Lithui (Ash Mountains). As it has no outlet to the sea, it loses water only by evaporation, thereby concentrating the dissolved minerals. This should result in a body of water similar to the Dead Sea.
Unfinished Tales, Map - Inside Cover
Contributors: Moriel 6.12.03
Comments on mineral content added by Lyllyn 6.12.03