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Towers of Silence, Iran

Towers of Silence, Iran

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CATHERINE URSILLO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CATHERINE URSILLO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Structure used by Zoroastrians for exposure of the dead for scavenging birds. The Towers of Silence in Yazd were used until 40 years ago. Zoroastrians purified the dead body by exposing it to the elements.

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