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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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  • With a good guide this is a fascinating place to visit but there are a lot of steps or a very steep climb. Without explanation or knowledge of the rites that were practiced here the visit would not be...  more »
  • when in Yazd do not miss to visit these attractions...the only negative thing is the price of the ticket ...unfortunately you have to pay a different ticket in each of these locations ( they don't hav...  more »
  • The towers of silence existed until the middle of the twentieth century, their Summit were exposed to the bodies of the dead and offered to the Raptors "emptying" the remains to the bone! should indeed not dirty the land according to the rites of the Zoroastrians who mainly lived here. the remains are telling these practices of another time.
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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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