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nickwhitehouse The Towers of Silence in #Yazd is a #Zoroastrian ceremonial site, used up until 40 years ago to purify the bodies of the deceased. In the Zoroastrian tradition, the deceased are carried up the mountain & placed atop the dakhmas. Their bodies are left to be purified by the elements, ie flesh stripped by vultures & bones bleached by the sun. After the bones were purified they were placed in the Ossuaries nearby. I climbed up to the top of this tower, though not being used to altitude, nearly met my own end! #Iran #travelgram #wanderlust #Travel #passionpassport #pictureoftheday #Intrepidtravel #Ancient #capturetheworld #towersofsilence 12min

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selina_li Calendar. Winners were sacrificed. One of the 7 greatest wonders of the world 18min

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20min ruszilla
Normal what a wonderful journey

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a_cheparukhin City of Bath, West England: Привет из старой доброй Англии. Столько раз бывал в этом сказочном городе, но каждый раз поражает его мистическая красота. Понимаю, почему многие аристократы истории рок-музыки живут именно в этих краях: Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Ian Anderson, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill etc 1y

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chalitha_h These paintings of apsaras in a cave at Sigiriya rock are surprisingly still in good condition. The pictures are still very clear and the colours are still bright.  #Sigiriya #sigiriya #rock #srilanka #exploresrilanka #srilankatoday #rock #painting #fortress #cave #historic #ancient #apsara #art #rockart #SriLanka 38min

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Inkwell sumila sasrika

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_chilldyll_ The steepest flight of steps I ever walked on. I really wanted to stay longer.
#scenery #Mayans #Belize #Instasize #hill #ancient #vacation
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