This article is about the city in the Third Age. For the First Age tower of the same name, see Minas Tirith .
Minas Tirith (), originally named Minas Anor, is a heavily fortified city in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writings, which was the capital of Gondor in the second half of the Third Age. It is often referred to as the White City and the City of Kings. The Rohirrim sometimes translated this into their own language as Mundburg. In the Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's most famous book, the city comes under a very large and determined attack in the story's climax. It was originally built to guard the now ruined capital of Gondor, Osgiliath, from attack from the west. by Peter Jackson]]
Minas Tirith was built on a hill, called the Hill of Guard, right against the face of Mount Mindolluin, facing east towards the Pelennor Fields, which is used for farmland, and Osgiliath, the former capital of Gondor that Minas Tirith replaced.The city was divided into seven levels, each
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