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Dates
Presumably built at the same time as Minas Anor, before the end of the Second Age; the White Tower of the Citadel was added by King Calimehtar in III 1900, and rebuilt by Steward Ecthelion I in III 2698
Location
The seventh and highest circle of Minas Tirith
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Meaning
A 'citadel' is a fortress that guards over a city

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Citadel of Gondor

The seventh circle of Minas Tirith

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A term sometimes used loosely of Minas Tirith in Gondor, but in fact strictly referring to the fortified seventh and highest circle of that city.


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