|"Armenelos the golden" by Jef Murray|
|Other names||The Golden, City of the Kings, Ar-Minalêth (Adûnaic)|
|Location||Arandor, nigh Meneltarma|
|Description||Capital of Númenor|
|People and History|
|Created||Early Second Age|
|Destroyed||S.A. 3319, Downfall of Númenor|
|Gallery||Images of Armenelos|
It was situated on a hill in eastern central Númenor, in the district called Arandor, the Kingsland, close to Meneltarma and the haven of Rómenna. Armenelos contained the royal palace, the King's House, reportedly built with the help of the Maiar, with Nimloth.
It was founded as far back as the end of the First Age, when the Edain first migrated to the island. Conceivably Arandor was the first district they settled after landing in a firth that later led to the haven of Rómenna.
- ↑ Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Armenelos"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "V. The History of the Akallabêth", p. 145
- ↑ Helge Fauskanger, "Adûnaic", Ardalambion (accessed 12 July 2020)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part One: The Fall of Númenor and The Lost Road", pp. 11, 14, 19, 30
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 26
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "The Drowning of Anadûnê"