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Towers of Silence, Yazd, Iran

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... Since fire is sacred and earth should not be contaminated by the dead, bodies are laid out to be stripped by vultures in what are known as 'Towers of Silence'. It's a fascinating concept though I can't help but thinking that a flock of vultures devouring the flesh of your nearest and dearest ... Read review

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What a way to go - Zoroastrian death rituals in Yazd Review with images

AdvantagesAbsolutely fascinating

DisadvantagesNot for anyone who's none to stable on their feet or freaked out by death

"...read a lot about the Towers of Silence and the rituals associated with the disposal of the dead though most typically in the city of Mumbai. Morbid reports are often made in Mumbai suggesting that the vultures in the city drop limbs on the balconies of the posh areas of the city near the Towers after stopping for a snack. Iím not convinced itís true but itís the kind of myth that make you want to know more so when we visited Iran in 2006 and I ..." Read review

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