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First built between c. II 1000 and c. II 1600; destroyed in II 3441; rebuilding began in III 2951; Finally destroyed in III 3019
On an outcrop of the Ered Lithui, in the northwest of Mordor
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Dark Tower

The Barad-dûr

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A name for Sauron's fortress of Barad-dûr, in the Black Land of Mordor.

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