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A Ring from 'The Hobbit'

The famous ring featured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” may have actually existed. This story reveals how Tolkien encountered a supposedly cursed ring from the Roman period shortly before he wrote “The Hobbit.” Many believe that this ring and the details surrounding it might have inspired Tolkien’s novels. Today, the ring is on public display at an English estate. Listen to learn more about the fascinating connections between history, archaeology and J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved fantasy series.

Fiction Fantasy European Literature Archaeology

Story Length: 3:37

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National Public Radio © 2013 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 04/08/2013


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