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Atop the Tower of Silence

"After the family bade goodbye to the body, the two undertakers, the Salari, would carry it inside here into the Tower of Silence itself which is about 200 meters across, and it's very eerie, very beautiful in a very eerie way, perfectly circular, made of adobe and [the body would] be exposed to the elements and devoured in very short order by vultures. And then when the flesh had been picked clean from the corpses, the bones would be thrown into the center of the tower."


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