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Built in II 3320 or shortly thereafter
Under the control of Sauron between II 3429 and c. II 3434
Captured by the Nazgûl and renamed Minas Morgul in III 2002
The valley later named Imlad Morgul in the western slopes of the Ephel Dúath
Built by the sons of Elendil
Other names


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Minas Ithil beneath the Ephel Dúath

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A poetic name given to Minas Ithil, emphasising its position on the far eastern borders of the realm of Gondor.

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