Death Towers

It might sound macabre to place a loved in a place called a death tower, but this is how Zoroastrians bury their loved ones who have passed. While there are few of them left in the world today, this is one of the oldest religions in the world. It has existed since long before the Jewish people left Egypt, and it is still practiced in several places around the world today.

The Zoroastrians do not believe in burying their loved ones in the soil, but they do have rituals that help their earthy bodies ascend to the next plane of existence. The body is wrapped in a way that will help it mummify over time, and this is done so that it will not pollute the earth. Family and friends are allowed to accompany the body to its final resting place, and prayers are said over it to help loved ones find a sense of closure.