Barad-dûr – Sauron’s Fortress
Barad-dûr (Sindarin “Dark Tower”, sometimes given as The Barad-dûr [Lugbúrz in Black Speech]) is the fortress of Sauron in the heart of the black land of Mordor and close to Mount Doom in the fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings. The Eye of Sauron kept watch over Middle-earth from its highest tower.
Looming three-thousand feet over the parched plains of Mordor was the vast and terrible fortress of Barad-dûr, the home of the Dark Lord Sauron. Held aloft by the iron will of its master, the great tower was the ultimate testimony to the might of Sauron.
From its black stone summit the Dark Lord would cast his malevolent gaze across the desolate stretch of Gorgoroth to the west, seeking the return of the Ring that held the key to his dominion of Middle-earth.