Amon Lanc, the Naked Hill, was a hill in the southern parts of Greenwood the Great. It had once been the capital of the Woodland Realm of the Silvan Elves under Oropher in the Second Age.
Around a millennium after his
defeat, Sauron came to Amon Lanc and reoccupied Oropher's abandoned stronghold. The hill and fortress were then together called Dol Guldur, and the wood in which it stood became known as Mirkwood.
Fourth Age, southern Mirkwood became known as East Lórien and Amon Lanc obviously became part of it.
is Amon Lanc Sindarin, consisting of amon ("hill") + lanc ("naked").
Translations around the world
Амон Ланк (Cyrillic) Amon Lank (Latin)
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), , " Unfinished Tales The History of Galadriel and Celeborn" ↑
2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), , "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields" Unfinished Tales ↑
J.R.R. Tolkien, , The Lord of the Rings Appendix B, "The Great Years"