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Tower of Silence or dakhmed, Yazd, Iran. In the Zoroastrian tradition corpses were placed atop a tower and so exposed to the sun and to birds of prey. Once the bones have been bleached by the sun and wind, they were collected in an ossuary pit at the center of the tower.
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current14:47, 19 March 2008Thumbnail for version as of 14:47, 19 March 20081,189 × 798 (701 KB)Minhaj Ahmed Khan Lodi (Talk | contribs){{Image_notes_flickr2 |Description = Tower of Silence or dakhmed, Yazd, Iran. In the Zoroastrian tradition corpses were placed atop a tower and so exposed to the sun and to birds of prey. Once the bones have been bleached by the sun and wind, they were collected in an ossuary pit at the center of the tower. |Author = Sebastià Giralt |Author profile link = http://www.flickr.com/people/sebastiagiralt/ |Date = January 1, 2003 |Flickr source page = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastiagiralt/577668115/ |Notes = |Other versions = }}
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