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Dates
Made during the reign of Durin III, at some point between II 750 and II 1697
Location
The western entrance to Khazad-dûm
Origins
Designed by Celebrimbor and created by Narvi
Race
Designed by an Elf for Dwarves
Division
Culture
Family
Settlement
Source
The Sirannon rose near this door
Important peaks
Zirakzigil (Celebdil) rose above the door
Meaning
'Elven' here is a reference to Celebrimbor of Eregion, who created the designs in ithildin that were traced across the door
Other names

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The Doors of Durin that stood at the end of the road from Eregion to Khazad-dûm, forming the western entrance to that Dwarf-kingdom. The term 'Elven Door' is perhaps a little misleading, as the door was made by a Dwarf (named as Narvi) and opened into a kingdom of the Dwarves. The term 'Elven' here seems to refer to the fact that it would have been the main way by which the Elves of Eregion passed into Khazad-dûm during the days of their friendship with the Dwarves, or perhaps to the fact that the designs of ithildin on the door were created by the Elf Celebrimbor.


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