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Amon Tirith

The Hill of Guard

Map of Amon Tirith

The rocky hill on which the city and fortress of Minas Tirith was built. The steep-sided hill had been worked by the expert stonemasons of the Dúnedain to create a city of seven levels, with a sharply narrowing buttress of stone passing up through all seven of those levels.

The name Amon Tirith must be a later coining (from Minas Tirith, the name given to the city in III 2002 or soon afterwards). Before that point, the city was known as Minas Anor, and the hill was therefore presumably called Amon Anor, but no direct evidence for this earlier name exists.


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Hill of Guard

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