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Tower of Ecthelion

Type: Fortresses, Towers, Defenses

Region: Gondor

Other Names
The White Tower
Ecthelion's Tower

Location: In the center of the Citadel within the seventh gate of Minas Tirith.

Description: "standing high within the topmost walls shone out against the sky, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, tall and fair and shapely, and its pinnacle glittered as if it were wrought of crystals; and white banners broke and fluttered from the battlements in the morning breeze..."

"fifty fathoms from its base to the pinnacle, where the banner of the Stewards floated a thousand feet above the plain..."
RotK, Book V, Chapter 1, Minas Tirith

Contributors: Lyllyn 5.28.03
added Name: Elena Tiriel 24Aug05

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