Museum of Zoroastrians

The Markar Museum is located in a building dating back more than eighty years with magnificent and unparalleled architecture. The brick building was used as the dormitory for the students of the Markar boarding school and its architecture allows for máximum use of sunlight thus conserving energy at the highest level. The complex uses various [...]

Sar Yazd Castle

Sar Yazd Castle (Qal’eh Sar Yazd in Persian) is a historical castle built during Sassanid Dynasty (the 3th_ 7th century) in Sar Yazd village, Mehriz county, Yazd Province, Iran. The castle has been one of the oldest and largest bank safe-deposit boxes in Iran and the world where cereals, money, gold and jewelry were kept [...]

Historic City of Yazd

The City of Yazd is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, 270 km southeast of Isfahan, close to the Spice and Silk Roads. It bears living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert. Water is supplied to the city through a qanat system developed to draw underground water. [...]

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 [...]