Tower of Silence(Persian art and architecture)



Tower of Silence.

One of the most unusual towers built in history is the Tower of Silence. It is a circular tower with central well, having a high outer wall, and inner platform on which the Parsees (Zoroastrians) expose the bodies of their dead to be eaten by vultures, so that the body may be dissipated without polluting the earth; also called dakhma, dokhma.

Persian art and architecture