Dakhmeh – Yazd

Dakhmeh – Yazd

Zoroastrians Dakhme is also known as “Tower of Silence”. This Dakhme lies 15 kilometers southeast of Yazd around Safaiyeh District, on a low sedimentary mountain called “Dakme Mountain”.

Dead bodies would be put in this tower in the past. In the distant past, the corpses would be placed on top the tower to be eaten by birds. Later, the bones would be dropped into a well. This would prevent soil pollution.

The Tower of Silence was registered by Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization in the list of Iran’s National Heritage in 2002 under the registration number of 6312.

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