|Houses of the Dead|
|Place in Arda|
|Lifespan||SA 3320 – Fourth Age|
Portrayal in AdaptationsEdit
In the film The Return of the King, the entrance way to the Houses of the Dead was a large wooden door built into a cliff-side. A long hallway beyond had an intersection where three passageways branched off at 360 degrees, 90 degrees, and 180 degrees. Along the walls, alcoves were set, each with a stone tomb, the top of each tomb carved into the likeness of the steward contained within. In the center of the intersection a plain stone slab lay upon which the priests prepared the dead.