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Houses of Healing?

Where in Minas Tirith are the Houses of Healing? Are they at the top, near the Citadel? I figured they would be placed in one of the "safest" parts of the city, but haven't found any proof.

Am on the waiting list for "Atlas of ME". Don't know if the author diagrammed MT or not.

Thanks for your help!
~~Jean

 

 

Re: Houses of Healing?

They're in the sixth circle, so the level below the Citadel (the seventh circle of the city). From 'The Pyre of Denethor':

"[The Houses of Healing]... stood not far from the Citadel-gate, in the sixth circle, nigh to its southward wall, and about them was a garden and a greensward with trees, the only such place in the City."

Faramir and Eowyn are able to look north-east from the walls towards the Morannon.

 

 

Re: Houses of Healing?

Now at last they passed into the high circles of the City, and in the light of morning they went their way towards the Houses of Healing; and these were fair houses set apart for the care of those who were grievously sick, but now they were prepared for the tending of men hurt in battle or dying. Thy stood not far from the Citadel-gate, in the sixth circle, nigh to its southward wall, and about them was a garden and a greensward with trees, the only such place in the City.

From 'The Pyre of Denethor', RotK

Thus conclusively do I prove that Altariel is a faster typist than I...

 

 

Re: Houses of Healing?

Firerose wrote:

Thus conclusively do I prove that Altariel is a faster typist than I...

Or that we have similar methods of procrastination.

 

 

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