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Tower Of Silence is a creation by the artist Sherry Akrami. Category Nature, Landscape, Digital art. The mountain shape ruin in the middle of my photo is The Tower Of Silence.In the Zoroastrian tradition, once a body ceases to live,…

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The mountain shape ruin in the middle of my photo is The Tower Of Silence.In the Zoroastrian tradition, once a body ceases to live, it can immediately be contaminated by demons and made impure. To prevent this infiltration, Zoroastrians purified the dead body by exposing it to the elements and local fowl on top of flat-topped towers in the desert called Dakhmas.
According to a tradition dating back over 3,000 years, bodies were arranged on the towers in three concentric circles. Men were placed in the outer circle, women in the middle, and children in the inner-most ring. Bodies were then left until their bones were bleached by the elements and stripped by the vultures.
After the process of purification, bones were placed in ossuaries near, or inside, of the towers. Ossuaries from these rituals have been discovered from the 4th and 5th century BCE. Similar Dakhmas exist just outside of Mumbai, India, as well, although the most prominent "Towers of Silence" are in Iran.
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Uploaded 31 October 2015 at 07:55am
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Arnaud Bathiard avatar
Arnaud Bathiard Fantastic !
31 October 2015 at 08:28am
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Roberto De Mitri tower of silence and the burrow of the ogre... enchanting work...
31 October 2015 at 08:48am
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George Digalakis Nice art work!
31 October 2015 at 10:14am
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Sherry Akrami Thank you Arnaud, Roberto and George!
31 October 2015 at 10:23am
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Krzysztof Bie?kowski Fantastic !
31 October 2015 at 10:30am
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Claude de Maisonneuve Magic ! Frightening ! Great story of many temples, religions...
Maverlous realisation !
31 October 2015 at 11:31am
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Nikolina Petolas Wow Sherry, you did it again! :)
31 October 2015 at 02:58pm
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Martineb Really fantastic !
31 October 2015 at 05:54pm
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James A Crawford Extraordinary and Illuminating..!
31 October 2015 at 06:58pm
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Eye2see Compliments!
1 November 2015 at 07:13am
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Sherry Akrami Thank you all for your kind comments!
1 November 2015 at 07:47am
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Snjezana Bratanovic Breathtaking! ;) Fav
1 November 2015 at 05:52pm
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Sherry Akrami Thank you Snjezana! :)
2 November 2015 at 06:44am
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Gianluigi Bonfiglio Splendid image!
11 November 2015 at 09:03am
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Sherry Akrami Thank you Gianluigi!
12 November 2015 at 08:19am
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Hengki Koentjoro Poetic
13 November 2015 at 10:01am
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Sherry Akrami Thanks a lot Hengki!
13 November 2015 at 09:24pm
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Valou Perron Fantastic mood and Art-work !
18 November 2015 at 07:02pm
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Sherry Akrami Thank you Valou!
19 November 2015 at 07:23pm
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Abi Katon Absolutely fantastic!
25 November 2015 at 04:16am
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Sherry Akrami Thank you Srikaton!
25 November 2015 at 08:11am
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Claudio Taras Exellent!
8 December 2015 at 05:53pm
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Sherry Akrami Thank you Claudio!
15 December 2015 at 07:46am
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Ozkan Konu Fantastic!
15 December 2015 at 10:18am
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Sherry Akrami Thank you Ozkan!
16 December 2015 at 06:39am
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