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Amon Lanc

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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]


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


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