Zoroastrians mass graveyard: National monument


November 4, 2005

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“The mass graveyard, in which the Zoroastrians laid the bodies of their lost ones in old days, was endowed to the cause. Therefore, it was taken by Zoroaster’s disciples as a sacred site.

“Up to a half century ago, according to the Zoroastrian rituals, dead bodies were laid at the site in order to be eaten by vultures.

“The bones left over from the corpses after being torn apart by vultures were then laid in a well situated in the middle of the mass graveyard,” he added.

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