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Minas Anor renamed Minas Tirith

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 2043


An event in the aftermath of the Fall of Minas Ithil — Third Age; see that entry for an overview:
Thereafter [Minas Ithil] was called Minas Morgul, the Tower of Sorcery; and Minas Morgul was ever at war with Minas Anor in the west.... But Minas Anor endured, and it was named anew Minas Tirith, the Tower of Guard; for there the kings caused to be built in the citadel a white tower, very tall and fair, and its eye was upon many lands.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

When Eärnur received the crown in 2043... Minas Anor, which had become the chief city of the realm since the days of King Telemnar [1634-1636], and the residence of the kings, was now renamed Minas Tirith, as the city ever on guard against the evil of Morgul.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

Tanaqui 28Apr05
Elena Tiriel 18Aug07

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