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Khiva is an ancient city of approximately 50,000 people located in Xorazm Province, Uzbekistan.  It’s abundant with historical places of interest.

Khiva is an ancient city of approximately 50,000 people located in Xorazm Province, Uzbekistan. It’s abundant with historical places of interest.

According to Genesis...: The Tower of Babel (Gen 11) and Ancient Near Eastern Ziggurats

According to Genesis...: The Tower of Babel (Gen 11) and Ancient Near Eastern Ziggurats

A Tower of Silence, or Dakhmeh, is a structure laying on the top of a hill, of concentric slabs surrounding a central pit. The bodies were arranged onto four concentric rings: men, outermost, than women and children. Birds leave nothing but bones, but remains were left bleaching on the upper circles for a year before the nasellars could push the skeletons onto the underlying ossuary pit. Running through sand and coal filters, the disintegrated bones were eventually washed away in the sea.

A Tower of Silence, or Dakhmeh, is a structure laying on the top of a hill, of concentric slabs surrounding a central pit. The bodies were arranged onto four concentric rings: men, outermost, than women and children. Birds leave nothing but bones, but remains were left bleaching on the upper circles for a year before the nasellars could push the skeletons onto the underlying ossuary pit. Running through sand and coal filters, the disintegrated bones were eventually washed away in the sea.

On the Persistence of Form: Lynn Davis Sculptural Photos

On the Persistence of Form: Lynn Davis Sculptural Photos

IRAN-Kerman Province - Sirjan City Pipe-type wind tower

IRAN-Kerman Province - Sirjan City Pipe-type wind tower

Khorasan, Iran / you see this mosaic work all over the ME

Khorasan, Iran / you see this mosaic work all over the ME

Green Prophet looks to ancient Iran for some current alternative ideas to…

Green Prophet looks to ancient Iran for some current alternative ideas to…

Borj-e Ghorban (Ghorban Tower) - Hamedan - Iran | برج قربان - همدان - ایران

Borj-e Ghorban (Ghorban Tower) - Hamedan - Iran | برج قربان - همدان - ایران

Beehive Houses in Anatolia, Harran Şanlıurfa Turkey / The Green Life <3

Beehive Houses in Anatolia, Harran Şanlıurfa Turkey / The Green Life <3

Tower of Silence, about 15 km from Yazd (Iran). Until the advent of Islam, the Zoroastrian communities in Iran were following the practice of exposing the dead in these towers because they were stripped to the bone by the vultures before being buried, so as not to contaminate the earth. Even Persian emperors like Darius, Cyrus, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, as Zoroastrians, were stripped by vultures before being buried in their tombs.

Tower of Silence, about 15 km from Yazd (Iran). Until the advent of Islam, the Zoroastrian communities in Iran were following the practice of exposing the dead in these towers because they were stripped to the bone by the vultures before being buried, so as not to contaminate the earth. Even Persian emperors like Darius, Cyrus, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, as Zoroastrians, were stripped by vultures before being buried in their tombs.