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Zoroastrian Towers of Silence: Leaving the Dead for the Vultures

December 6, 2019 - General
Zoroastrians have used Towers of Silence in their funerary practices

A tower of silence (known also as a ‘dakhma’) is a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. This Zoroastrian practice for the disposal of the dead involves the exposure of the corpse to the sun and vultures. 


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