Towers of Silence in Yazd, a Zoroastrian sky burial site

Tower Of Silence:

Towers of Silence in Yazd, a Zoroastrian sky burial site

Towers of Silence in Yazd, a Zoroastrian sky burial site

 Yazd Silence Tower  

Yazd Silence Tower : Just please imagine 40 years ago in Yazd, that corpses could still be found on top of the Towers of Silence in Yazd, instead of buried in soil.

Zoroastrian is known for the first time by the writing of the mid-5th century, Herodotus, who observed the custom of Iranian expatriates. After the bodies dragged with birds, the corps embalmed with wax and put it in trench.

Tower of silence  is a circular structure built by Zoroastrian, for dead bodies that carrion birds to eat it.

As it is necessary for birds to can eat the corpses, so this places do not have any roofs, and always it is built far away a city, and using stones instead of soils, because of purity.

tower of silence, a Zoroastrian sky burial site in Yazd, is a must-see for anyone travelling to Iran.Visiting this site, gives you a wonderful feelings that brings you to the past and fills you with all the impression of history and heritage.

you can book our Iran Historical Tours to see all the beauties of Yazd and also other historical cities of Iran. Don’t hesitate to contact us in case you have any question regarding any topic about Iran and its beautiful cities.

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