Tower of Ecthelion

Tower of Ecthelion
   The White Tower at the peak of Minas Tirith.
   "... the Tower of Ecthelion, standing high within the topmost walls, shone out against the sky, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, tall and fair and shapely, and its pinnacle glittered as if it were wrought of crystals..." (The Return of the King V 1, Minas Tirith)
   Though a White Tower had graced the highest point of Minas Tirith since ancient times, it was rebuilt by Steward Ecthelion I some three centuries before the War of the Ring, and so gained his name. The Tower of Ecthelion was used to bear the standard of the City, and - at least during the last years of the Third Age - held the palantír known as the Anor-stone.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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