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House of the Stewards

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While the Kings of [[Gondor]] were laid to rest in individual tombs on [[Minas Tirith]]'s [[Silent Street]], the [[Stewards]] were buried in a collective tomb, the House of the Stewards. It was here that the [[Pyre of Denethor]] took place on 15 March [[III]] 3019.
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The '''House of the Stewards''' was a building in [[Minas Tirith]] capped by a great dome.<ref name="Pyre">{{RK|V7}}</ref>  Within was a wide vaulted chamber with shrouded walls.  This was filled with marble tables upon which were carved forms of sleeping men - the tombs of the [[Stewards]].<ref>{{RK|V4}}</ref>
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Situated near the [[House of the Kings]] on [[Rath Dínen]], this house was the location where [[Denethor|Denethor II]] immolated himself<ref name="Pyre"/> on [[15 March]], {{TA|3019}}.<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>
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Revision as of 18:37, 30 June 2012

The House of the Stewards was a building in Minas Tirith capped by a great dome.[1] Within was a wide vaulted chamber with shrouded walls. This was filled with marble tables upon which were carved forms of sleeping men - the tombs of the Stewards.[2]

Situated near the House of the Kings on Rath Dínen, this house was the location where Denethor II immolated himself[1] on 15 March, T.A. 3019.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Pyre of Denethor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"