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In The Silmarillion, in "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age", Christopher Tolkien stated that when Isildur and Anárion ruled in Gondor there were "other works marvelous and strong they built in the land in the days of their power, at the Argonath, etc.". It appears from this that the two brothers built the Argonath in the late Second Age. However, in Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings, in "Gondor and the heirs of Anarion", it clearly states of Minalcar (later Rómendacil I) "He it was that built the pillars of the Argonath at the entrance to Nen Hithoel" and that this came after his victory in the east in Third Age 1248. Rather than write this up as an error I have chosen to claim that Isildur and Anárion built something that had disappeared by the time Minalcar built the statues seen by the Fellowship. --Gamling, 23:27, 15 May, 2013 (UTC)

I read that as that the Argonath is the location, as opposed to the "pillars of the Argonath" which is the structure built by Minalcar. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 10:36, 18 May 2013 (UTC)