"Their feet disturbed a deep dust upon the floor, and stumbled among things lying in the doorway whose shapes they could not at first make out. The chamber was lit by a wide shaft high in the further eastern wall; it slanted upwards and, far above, a small square patch of blue sky could be seen. The light of the shaft fell directly on a table in the middle of the room: a single oblong block, about two feet high, upon which was laid a great slab of white stone. 'It looks like a tomb,' muttered Frodo..."
The Fellowship of the Ring
Durin's grave

Balin's tomb

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Gimli by Balin's tomb

Balin's Tomb was a mausoleum of white marble that was located deep within Moria on the eastern side of the Misty Mountains to the north of the great chamber of the Dwarrowdelf.

This room was also the Chamber of Mazarbul, or the Chamber of Records. The tomb in the center of the room, on which the beam of light fell, housing the body of Gimli's fallen cousin Balin

Upon the tomb, the words were inscribed in cirth runes (rendered in Khuzdul) saying:


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