The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Dates
First built between c. II 1000 and c. II 1600; destroyed in II 3441; rebuilding began in III 2951; Finally destroyed in III 3019
Location
On an outcrop of the Ered Lithui, in the northwest of Mordor
Other names

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 19 January 2008
  • Updates planned: 8

Dark Tower

The Barad-dûr

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond
Map of the Dark Tower

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


For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1998, 2001, 2008. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.