Dome of Stars

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The Dome of Stars was a great domed hall in the city Osgiliath,[1], the capital of Gondor, where the chief palantír, the Osgiliath-stone was kept.[2]

The Tower of the Dome of Osgiliath was destroyed during the civil war of the Kin-strife in the siege and burning of Osgiliath and the palantír was lost in the river[3] in T.A. 1437,[4][5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, entry Dome of Stars, p. 694
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Palantír", p. 598
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Eldacar, p. 1046
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1437, p. 1086
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Palantíri", "Notes", note 3