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Dates
Built after the end of the War of the Last Alliance at the end of the Second Age
Location
The crest of the Ephel Dúath, guarding the pass of Cirith Ungol
Origins
Originally a Gondorian guard-tower
Race
Built by Men, but held by Orcs in the later Third Age
Pronunciation
'Cirith Ungol' is pronounced 'ci'rith oo'ngol'
Meaning
'Cirith Ungol' means 'Pass of the Spider'

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Tower of Cirith Ungol

A guard-tower of Mordor’s western borders

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Map of the Tower of Cirith Ungol

Originally a watchtower of Gondor guarding the high pass over the Ephel Dúath, the Tower was captured by the forces of Sauron and held by Orcs in the later Third Age.


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