Talk:Great Gate of Minas Tirith

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Latest comment: 25 December 2023 by Ed8r in topic illustration


I am surprised this page includes an illustration that does not match Tolkien's description of the gates as "rolling." If its "iron doors rolled back before them" to allow Gandalf and Pippin to enter, then they would not have swung on hinges?? Ed8r (talk) 15:21, 25 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If we can find a more accurate depiction I'd be in favor of having this one replaced. Is there a particular illustration you have in mind? Hyarion (talk) 15:31, 25 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • chuckle* I almost had added a comment about the fact that I do not know of a more accurate illustration. Honestly, it is only in my most recent re-re-re(etc)-reading that it struck me what a rolling gate must look like.
Ed8r (talk) 15:38, 25 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]