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Dates
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
Location
The valley later named Imlad Morgul in the western slopes of Ephel Dúath
Origins
Built by the sons of Elendil
Race
Division
Culture
Pronunciation
mi'nas ee'theel (the 'i' sound in 'Minas' is short, so the name is pronounced like 'minnas')
Meaning
Other names
Note
This entry covers the building of Minas Ithil and its history up to its capture by the Nazgûl in III 2002. For its history after that date, refer to the entry for Minas Morgul.

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  • Updated 23 October 2004
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Map of Minas Ithil

The Tower of the Moon, built by the Gondorians on the borders of Mordor to keep a watch on that land; later captured by the Nazgûl and renamed Minas Morgul.


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About this entry:

  • Updated 23 October 2004
  • Updates planned: 6

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