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It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time finally, when his [[One Ring|Ruling Ring]] was destroyed. When [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] and [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] left Middle-earth for the [[Valinor|Uttermost West]], the [[Fourth Age]] began.
 
It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time finally, when his [[One Ring|Ruling Ring]] was destroyed. When [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] and [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] left Middle-earth for the [[Valinor|Uttermost West]], the [[Fourth Age]] began.
  
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=== See Also ===
 
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* [[Timeline]]
Compare ''Babylon 5's'' opening announcement: "It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind".
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* [[Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age]]
 
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==See also==
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*[[Timeline]]
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*[[Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age]]
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The History of Arda
Ainulindalë
Valian Years
    Years of the Lamps
    Years of the Trees
Years of the Sun
Ages
    First Age
    Second Age
    Third Age
    Fourth Age
Dagor Dagorath
Timeline of Arda

The Third Age began after the first downfall of Sauron, when he was defeated by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men following the downfall of Númenor.

This age was characterized by the waning of the Elves, the rise and decline of the exiled Númenorean kingdoms, and the slow recovery of Sauron's power.

It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time finally, when his Ruling Ring was destroyed. When Bilbo and Frodo left Middle-earth for the Uttermost West, the Fourth Age began.

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