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[[File:Dolguldur.gif|thumb|The location of Amon Lanc and Dol Guldur in Mirkwood]]
 
'''Amon Lanc''', the Naked Hill, was a hill in the southern parts of [[Mirkwood|Greenwood the Great]]. After a millennium of the [[Third Age]] had passed, [[Sauron]] came to Amon Lanc and built a stronghold there. The hill and fortress were then together called [[Dol Guldur]], and the wood it which it stood became known as [[Mirkwood]].<ref name=UT>{{UT|7}}</ref>
 
'''Amon Lanc''', the Naked Hill, was a hill in the southern parts of [[Mirkwood|Greenwood the Great]]. After a millennium of the [[Third Age]] had passed, [[Sauron]] came to Amon Lanc and built a stronghold there. The hill and fortress were then together called [[Dol Guldur]], and the wood it which it stood became known as [[Mirkwood]].<ref name=UT>{{UT|7}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

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The location of Amon Lanc and Dol Guldur in Mirkwood

Amon Lanc, the Naked Hill, was a hill in the southern parts of Greenwood the Great. After a millennium of the Third Age had passed, Sauron came to Amon Lanc and built a stronghold there. The hill and fortress were then together called Dol Guldur, and the wood it which it stood became known as Mirkwood.[1]

Etymology

Amon Lanc is a Sindarin name, consisting of amon ("hill") + lanc ("naked").[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"