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The Rammas Echor was a great ancient wall surrounding Minas Tirith and enclosing the Pelennor Fields.

History

Rammas Echor functioned as Minas Tirith's second line of defence, the first being the Anduin. First built after the fall of Minas Ithil, the wall was repaired prior to the War of the Ring by Denethor II, the work being completed only a few days before the Witch-king of Angmar attacked. The Rammas followed an almost elliptical course, being further from Minas Tirith in some places than others. It was furthest from the city at the point where the highway to Osgiliath entered, and was strengthened there by the Causeway Forts. When the Witch-king's forces attacked, however, the Rammas was soon breached in many places, and its defenders, too few to hold such a long fortification, were killed or fled back to the city. After overrunning the Pelennor Fields, the Witch-king's soldiers failed to guard the Rammas against any allies of Gondor who might arrive, and so the Rohirrim were able to enter the Pelennor Fields without significant opposition.

Portrayal in adaptations

The video game The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King depicts a gate of a wall in the level, "The Southern Gate".

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The full extent of the Rammas Echor

Etymology

Rammas Echor is Sindarin for 'Great wall' or 'Great wall circle'.[1]

Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic راماس ايسور
Armenian Րամմաս Էխոր
Belarusian Cyrillic Раммас Экор
Bengali রামমাস একর
Bulgarian Cyrillic Рамас Ехор
Georgian რამმას ეჩჰორ
Greek Ραμμας Έκορ
Gujarati રેમસ એકોર
Hebrew ראמאס אֱכוֹר
Hindi राममास एकोर
Japanese ラマ エコー
Kannada ರಾಮಮಾಸ್ ಎಕೋರ್
Kazakh Раммас Екор (Cyrillic) Rammas Ekor (Latin)
Korean 램머 에코
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Раммас Экор
Macedonian Cyrillic Раммас Ехор
Marathi रॅमस एकोर
Mongolian Cyrillic Раммас Экор
Nepalese राम्रा एकोर
Russian Раммас Эхор
Sinhalese රාමස් ඊකොර්
Tajik Cyrillic Раммас Экор
Urdu رامماس ایچاور

References

  1. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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