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Noirinan was a valley on the southern slopes of the mountain Meneltarma.


Within the rock of the mountain was a head chamber where the bygone Kings and Queens of Númenor were entombed. [1][2]

Here was located a spring from the Siril river where Aragorn first met Gandalf.[1]


Noirinan was a Quenyan word that meant "Valley of the tombs". It came from the words noirë, meaning 'tomb', and nan, meaning 'valley'.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Númenor"
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, I: "A Description of the Island of Númenor"

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