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Tower of Tar-Meneldur

Type: Fortresses, Towers, Defenses

Region: Numenor

Location: A tower near the North Cape of the Forostar in Númenor; built by Tar-Meneldur for observing the heavens.


Meneldur... was enamoured of the stars and the heavens. All that he could gather of the lore... he studied, and his chief delight was in the watching of the stars. He built a tower in the Forostar (the northernmost region of the island) where the airs were clearest, from which by night he would survey the heavens and observe all the movements of the light of the firmament.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis

Towards the North Cape [of Forostar] the land rose to rocky heights, and there great Sorontil rose sheer from the sea in tremendous cliffs. Here was the abode of many eagles; and in this region Tar-Meneldur Elentirmo built a tall tower, from which he could observe the motions of the stars.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 1, A Description of the Island of Númenor

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 15Nov05

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