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House of the Stewards

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This article is about the building. For the noble line of the Stewards, see House of Húrin.

The House of the Stewards was a building in the Hallows of Minas Tirith, situated near the House of the Kings on Rath Dínen.

It was capped by a great dome, and 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.[1][2]

It was the location where Denethor II immolated himself on 15 March, T.A. 3019[3] destroying the building.[2]

References

  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, The Return of the King, "The Pyre of Denethor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"