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Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, Yazd

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Witness the remains of a Zoroastrian tradition of excarnation at Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, which once received dead bodies for purification. Imagine the dead, separated by age and gender, in three concentric circles on the top of a funerary plateau, where they literally turned to ashes after the work of vultures. Economical, well-aired, and egalitarian, this 3,000-year-old climate-appropriate practice was outlawed in 1979. What remains of these intriguing brick structures, called dakhmas or deme, was nicknamed by a British colonial translator who identified a similar practice in Mumbai. Wear hiking boots if you want to climb the hilltop tower and get a guide for details on Zoroastrianism. Plan your Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yazd using our Yazd itinerary builder.
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  • complete set that allows you to get an overall idea: there are the towers of silence, but also the remains of houses inhabited by families dedicated to the funeral rite and the places where they deposited the dead (species of funeral home) waiting to carry them at the top of the towers.
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  • But when you can visit it at q one party makes the place much more alive and friendly.
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  • Very interesting place with a lot of historical value. Don't forget to lubricate it is there Gert.
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  • Water storage is related to the contemporary period, six badegir and Yazd, Yazd, a six-lane Hill neighborhood is located in the badegir date of 4 April 1357 with the registration number 1600 as one of the national monuments record. This is made in the course of 180سال ghajare in the year 1371 Ah Ah reconstruction.
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