Reblogged from legendarium-enthusiast
Armenelos the Golden - translated as The City of Kings, was the capital and (in later years) the largest city of Númenor. It was named Ar-Minalêth in Adûnaic. It was the greatest city of Men ever built, matching and surpassing the might of Barad-dûr.
It was founded as far back as the end of the First Age, when the Edain first migrated to the island. Conceivably Arandor was the first district they settled after landing in a firth that later led to the haven of Rómenna.
Armenelos contained the royal palace, the King’s House, reportedly built with the help of the Maiar. Its finishing, together with the coronation of Elros in S.A. 32 marked the beginning of the Númenórean realm.by ~amegusa