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What era was Lord of the Rings set in?

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So, Lord of the Rings is set on earth,about 6000 years ago.

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Also, what time period was Lord of the Rings set in?

Middle-earth is the north continent of Earth (Arda) inan imaginary period of the Earth's past (Tolkien placed theend of the Third Age at about 6,000 years before his owntime), in the sense of a "secondary or sub-creationalreality". Tolkien's Middle-earth stories mostly focus on thenorth-west of the continent.

Furthermore, what are the ages of Middle Earth? Summary

First Age 450 Years of the Trees + 590 Years of the Sun
Second Age 3,441 Years of the Sun
Third Age 3,021 Years of the Sun
Fourth Age of unspecified length, suggested as overlapping with Earth'sprotohistory

Likewise, people ask, where does Lord of the Rings take place?

New Zealand

What was the Lord of the Rings based on?

Tolkien—The Mind of a Genius. During a year-longconvalescence in Yorkshire from trench fever contracted in thehellish mud-filled landscape of World War I France, J. R. R.Tolkien found the spark of inspiration for the tale that became thecornerstone for The Hobbit and The Lord ofRings.

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