Citation
Interior of a Parsee burial ground near Teheran

Material Information

Title:
Interior of a Parsee burial ground near Teheran
Series Title:
Sketches in Persia
Donor:
Dr. Cyrus Ala'i
Place of Publication:
London
Publisher:
The Graphic
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Materials:
Paper ( medium )
Technique:
Engraving

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cemeteries ( lcsh )
Dokhmas ( lcsh )
گورستان
دخمه
آسیا -- ایران -- استان تهران -- تهران -- قصر فیروزه
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Iran -- Tehran Province -- Qasr-e-Firuzeh-ye-Yek -- Tehran
Coordinates:
35.673243 x 51.497319

Notes

General Note:
Published in The Graphic on 30 December 1871, page 1
General Note:
The Parsi, or Parsee, is a Zoroastrian community. The Parsi burial ground, dakhma or dokhma (from Middle Persian dakhmag) , often referred to as a Tower of Silence in English, is a circular, raised structure for excarnation built by Zoroastrians for the transfer of the dead to birds

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
This image is believed to be in the Public Domain
Resource Identifier:
MCA/01/03/07 ( SOAS Archives reference number )
MCA/E/7 ( Collector's reference )