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Dunharrow

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'''Dunharrow''' was a refuge of the [[Rohirrim]] hidden in the [[White Mountains]] and fortified against attack. Dunharrow had been used as a refuge by the [[Middle Men]] of the White Mountains during the [[Second Age]] — nearly three mellennia before the establishment of the Kingdom of [[Rohan]].
 
'''Dunharrow''' was a refuge of the [[Rohirrim]] hidden in the [[White Mountains]] and fortified against attack. Dunharrow had been used as a refuge by the [[Middle Men]] of the White Mountains during the [[Second Age]] — nearly three mellennia before the establishment of the Kingdom of [[Rohan]].
  
Dunharrow was a clifftop overlooking Harrowdale, the valley of the river [[Snowbourn]]. In order to reach the refuge, a winding path had to be used, known as the Stair of the Hold. This path was lined with statues known as the Púkel-men — statues originally carved by the Men of the White Mountains, in the likeness of the [[Drúedain]]. After the stair was the "Firienfeld", a large grassy area for the encampment of soldiers and refuge-seekers.
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Dunharrow was a clifftop overlooking Harrowdale, the valley of the river [[Snowbourn]]. In order to reach the refuge, a winding path had to be used, known as the Stair of the Hold. This path was lined with statues known as the [[Púkel-men]] — statues originally carved by the Men of the White Mountains, in the likeness of the [[Drúedain]]. After the stair was the "Firienfeld", a large grassy area for the encampment of soldiers and refuge-seekers.
  
 
Large carved stones marked the entrance to the [[Dimholt]], a natural amphitheater, which led into the [[Paths of the Dead]].
 
Large carved stones marked the entrance to the [[Dimholt]], a natural amphitheater, which led into the [[Paths of the Dead]].

Revision as of 14:24, 11 October 2009

Dunharrow was a refuge of the Rohirrim hidden in the White Mountains and fortified against attack. Dunharrow had been used as a refuge by the Middle Men of the White Mountains during the Second Age — nearly three mellennia before the establishment of the Kingdom of Rohan.

Dunharrow was a clifftop overlooking Harrowdale, the valley of the river Snowbourn. In order to reach the refuge, a winding path had to be used, known as the Stair of the Hold. This path was lined with statues known as the Púkel-men — statues originally carved by the Men of the White Mountains, in the likeness of the Drúedain. After the stair was the "Firienfeld", a large grassy area for the encampment of soldiers and refuge-seekers.

Large carved stones marked the entrance to the Dimholt, a natural amphitheater, which led into the Paths of the Dead.

Etymology

Tolkien made Dunharrow the modern form of Rohan (Old English) Dūnhaerg, meaning "the heathen fane on the hillside".1


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