Tower of Ecthelion

Tower of Ecthelion
   The White Tower at the peak of Minas Tirith.
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   "... 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)
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   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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