east gate of Moria
We all know a lot about the west gate of Moria; the door made by Narvi and inscribed with the runes by Celebrimbor, that when shut could not be even found let alone forced open from the outside by any means.
What about the east gate? Did it have the same sort of door, and if not--why not? This seems puzzling to me, as at the time the west gate was built in the latter part of the second age, there were no known enemies of the dwarves living to the west, and the greatest power of elves left in middle earth also was west. But they did have Sauron off to their east (well, southeast), and no really significantly powerful allies in that direction. If they had worries about their own defenses, at the very least I would think they would have built such doors on both east and west; or if they only had the time/materials to built one such door, the eastern gate would seem to have been the more logical choice.
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