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Tag: Zoroastrian

Babak Castle

Babak Castle

Babak Khoramdin Castle, known as the Babak Fortress located 50 kilometers north Aharcity. At west highlands of great river Gharasu an area known as the Kalibr. The Babak Khoramdin Fortress is on top of a mountain summit of about 2300 to 2700 meters above sea level. Babak castle also known as Babak Fortress also called Baz […]

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Bisotun and Taq-e Bostan

Bisotun and Taq-e Bostan

Bisotun and Taq-e Bostan are two historical sites located near each other in the Kermanshah Province. Rock reliefs and the statue of Hercules are fascinating remnants of Bisotun, as is the prehistoric “hunter’s cave” said to have been inhabited 40,000 years ago. Rock reliefs are also under the archway of Taq-e Bostan, the most notable […]

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Zoroastrian Temple of Chak Chak

Zoroastrian Temple of Chak Chak

Zoroastrian Temple of Chak Chak, once there climb the steep cliff with over 300 steps, to reach the Pir-e-Sabz Fire Temple (the Green Pir), the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Inside the grotto there is a constant dripping from the roof. Legend has it that Nikbanou, the second daughter of the last pre-Islamic […]

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Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

A tower of silence (known also as a ‘dakhma’) is a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. This Zoroastrian practice for the disposal of the dead involves the exposure of the corpse to the sun and vultures. This practice has been used traditionally by Zoroastrians, though it has […]

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