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Durin's Tower

Type: Fortresses, Towers, Defenses

Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns

Location: An ancient tower hewn into the peak of Zirakzigil (Celebdil); built by the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm; destroyed in the Battle of the Peak.

Description: .[Said Gandalf of his battle with the Balrog of Moria,] 'Ever up now we went, until we came to the Endless Stair.' ...

'From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak it climbed, ascending in unbroken spiral in many thousand steps, until it issued at last in Durin's Tower carved in the living rock of Zirakzigil, the pinnacle of the Silvertine.' ...

[After the battle,] 'The tower behind was crumbled into dust....'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 5, The White Rider

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 24Jun04

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