Osgiliath, capital of the Kingdom of Gondor, was the Kingdom's greatest city before it was eventually abandoned in the Third Age. Now, you can take a walk in Osgiliath, both in its glory days and beyond, courtesy of two fantastic Minecraft builds.

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The two maps were each built over several months by two groups, EpicQuestz and Empire War, led by Planet Minecraft member Only_God. The earlier one, from September, depicts an early, colorful Osgiliath, while the second one, posted yesterday, shows it in a ruinous, abandoned state, one that you might be familiar with from the movies.

Here's two trailers:

And a couple screenshots:

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The maps do look good in-game, even if the buildings are a bit plain-looking. I took these for the top GIF:

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Want the downloads? Then click here for Osgiliath, and click here for Ruined Osgiliath.

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