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Gil-galad builds the White Towers on Emyn Beraid (estimated date)

Event Type: General

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3350


[Beyond] Ered Luin [Elendil] established his realm, and his people dwelt in many places in Eriador...; but his chief city was at Annúminas.... ... [Towers] they raised upon Emyn Beraid and upon Amon Sûl; and there remain many barrows and ruined works in those places, but the towers of Emyn Beraid still look towards the sea.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

[The palantíri] of Elendil were set in towers upon Emyn Beraid, and upon Amon Sûl, and in the city of Annúminas.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

It is said that the towers of Emyn Beraid ... were raised by Gil-galad for Elendil, his friend; and the Seeing Stone of Emyn Beraid was set in Elostirion, the tallest of the towers. Thither Elendil would repair, and thence he would gaze out over the sundering seas, when the yearning of exile was upon him; and it is believed that thus he would at whiles see far away even the Tower of Avallónë upon Eressëa....

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Three Elf-towers of immemorial age were still to be seen on the Tower Hills beyond the western marches [of the Shire]. They shone far off in the moonlight. The tallest was furthest away, standing alone upon a green mound. The Hobbits of the Westfarthing said that one could see the Sea from the top of that tower; but no Hobbit had ever been known to climb it.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Prologue, Concerning Hobbits

The date is estimated, set soon after the founding of the Realms in Exile.

Elena Tiriel 7Jul06

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