Middle-Earth Map a Handy 'Rings of Power' Travel Guide
Explore Middle-earth as you watch Amazon's new series set in J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional world.
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Streaming now on Prime Video, The Rings of Power delves into the history of J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional fantasy realm. And back in 2019, Amazon tweeted an image of a Middle-earth map with the caption "Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky." Amazon then provided a link to the interactive map.
While you can zoom in on the landscape featured in the series, all that's shown are various mountain ranges, valleys and rivers, and the island of Numenor. There are few clues regarding specific characters or storylines in the series, unless of course you're enough of a fan of Tolkien's works to recognize the details -- in the series you'll find High Elves in Lindon, for example, or Harfoots in Rhovanion.