Middle Africa

A while ago I read The Real Middle Earth: Discovering the Origin of The Lord of the Rings (unfortunately there’s a documentary about the films, and a book about ancient European tribes, with almost the same name).

This has the quite interesting theory that many of the elements of The Lord of the Rings that aren’t in The Hobbit – for example Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor – are inspired by the history of medieval Abyssinia (now Eritrea and part of Ethiopia).

I have no idea whether it’s true or not, but it’s worth thinking about if you’re interested in such things.

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