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House of the Kings

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The House of the Kings on Rath Dínen in Minas Tirith was the building wherein the kings of Gondor were buried.[1] It was in this place on 1 March Fo.A. 120[2] that Aragorn laid down and died, after bidding farewell to Eldarion and giving unto him the Winged Crown of Gondor.[3] It is said that the beds of Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took were set beside the bed of Aragorn in the House of the Kings.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"