The continent of Middle-earth was shaped at the most ancient days of Arda. It lay to the east of the other great continent of Aman (Undying Lands), and was separted from Middle-earth by the Great Sea Belegaer.
At the end of the Third Age, the continent of Aman finally departs from Arda, leaving the mortal realm of Middle-earth which would eventually evolve into Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
|Map of Middle-Earth|
|Cities of the Free People||Harlond/Forlond • Belegost • Fornost • Bree • Tharbad • Rivendell • Caras Galadhon • Ingrove|
|Fortresses of the Dark Lord||Warrens • NOC – ZOC|
|Locations in Mume||Shire • Tower Hills • Fangorn • Dunland • Eregion • Moria • Mirkwood • Rohan • OER • ABR • Misty Mountains|