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New update at the LOTR Project

October 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm by Demosthenes  - 

Emil Johansson is the brains behind LOTR Project. His site, you may recall, brought us the Middle-earth family tree.

Now he’s unveiled an extension to the project that collates population statistics from extant Middle-earth resources, and explores various age and life-expectancy trends. Johansson describes it as an exploration of the world of Tolkien through numbers.

EDIT: It seems as though the site is experiencing heavy demand. So please be patient, and maybe try again later?

Johansson told that the most time-consuming part was entering the information on 923 different characters into the database — their age at death, gender, and race.

“The most interesting thing is perhaps the graph of the decline of the longevity of Men,” he said.

“There is a clear pattern. What surprised me the most was how long Aragorn lived compared to many of his ancestors. After reading up on Aragorn’s death I learned he was the first Númenórean in a long time who was given the grace to go at his own will.”

He said that he has plans for a collaborative project where people can interact freely with a Middle-Earth map much like Google maps.

“Further integration of a map feature will allow me to tie each character to one or more locations,” he said.

“Much of the beauty of this project is I do not know what I will do next. Things just happen.”

Link: LOTR Project statistics

Posted in Characters, Creations, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Return of the King, The Hobbit on October 7, 2012 by
Source: LOTR Project