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'''Minas Anor''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] 'Tower of the Sun') was the original name of '''[[Minas Tirith]]''' from its founding in {{SA|3429}} to {{TA|2002}}.
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'''Minas Anor''' was the original name for '''[[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]]''', the great city of [[Gondor]]. It means "Tower of the [Setting] Sun" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[minas]]'' = "tower, citadel" and ''[[Anor]]'' = "Sun") and was built across from [[Minas Ithil]], the "Tower of the Moon". Both were raised in the last years of the [[Second Age]], when the Kingdom of Gondor was still young.
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==See also==
 
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* [[Minas Ithil]]
Originally a simple fortress, Minas Anor was significantly expanded during the reign of [[King of Gondor|King]] [[Ostoher]]. Starting around 420 in the [[Third Age]], he spent a decade turning the citadel into a city, from which he took his name, which is [[Quenya]] for "Fortress Lord".
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In 1437, the capital of Gondor, [[Osgiliath]], was ruined during the [[Kin-strife]] and Minas Anor became the most important city in Kingdom.
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In [[Third Age]] 2002 the [[Witch-king of Angmar]] led an army from [[Mordor]] that conquered Minas Ithil and renamed the citadel [[Minas Morgul]], "Tower of Sorcery". Gondor, now on the defensive, renamed Minas Anor as '''Minas Tirith''', "Tower of the Guard".
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Revision as of 16:44, 31 August 2010

Minas Anor (S. 'Tower of the Sun') was the original name of Minas Tirith from its founding in S.A. 3429 to T.A. 2002.

See also