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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 Elendil and his sons (specifically associated with Isildur)
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Note
This entry covers the building of the Tower of the Moon (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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Tower of the Moon

The tower of Minas Ithil

Map of the Tower of the Moon

Name, and literal translation, of Minas Ithil, the fortress built as a guard on the eastern borders of Gondor.


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