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Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, Yazd

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We had to do a small trek up the mountain , it was quite a hot day, there is nothing around this place. Once on top the view is nice..there is eerie silence which follows this place. there is a small ...  read more »
  • In addition to the two 'towers of silence, there is a complex of buildings on the plain below which were associated with them, so there's plenty to explore. However, to make sense of the site, you rea...  read more »
  • Very interesting visit to the Tower of silence, where funeral ceremonies were held the sect of the Zoroastras.
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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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