View from a Dakhma, a "Tower of silence" in Cham. One of the last Zoroastrian village in Iran. Close to Yazd. Buildings can be seen below were used to prepare the body after death.

View from a Dakhma, a "Tower of silence" in Cham. One of the last Zoroastrian village in Iran. Close to Yazd. Buildings can be seen below were used to prepare the body after death.

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence – Yazd, Iran - Atlas Obscura

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence – Yazd, Iran - Atlas Obscura

Tower of Silence: "Zoroastrianism was once one of the major religions of the world. Its practitioners believed that not only was a dead body spiritually unclean, but that a corpse demon, or nasu daeva, would rush in and inhabit the body upon death."

Tower of Silence: "Zoroastrianism was once one of the major religions of the world. Its practitioners believed that not only was a dead body spiritually unclean, but that a corpse demon, or nasu daeva, would rush in and inhabit the body upon death."

TOWERS OF SILENCE: ZOROASTRIAN ARCHITECTURES for the ritual of death - They leave the dead in the open air and let nature/the birds dispose of the bodies

Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death

TOWERS OF SILENCE: ZOROASTRIAN ARCHITECTURES for the ritual of death - They leave the dead in the open air and let nature/the birds dispose of the bodies

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Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death

A Zoroastrian Dakhma, or "Tower of Silence". A cemetery of sorts. (Possibly Malabar Hills, Mumbai)

A Zoroastrian Dakhma, or "Tower of Silence". A cemetery of sorts. (Possibly Malabar Hills, Mumbai)

TOWERS OF SILENCE: ZOROASTRIAN ARCHITECTURES

Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death

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