Eternal Flame - Tower of Death


Modern Iran is certainly a paragon of Islam but the country’s culture also has deep roots in the ancient mostly unrecorded Zoroastrian mythology. The key centers of the old religion, still regarded as holy and protector of the sacred flame, are in the city of Yazd and tucked away high on a mountain cliff further west at Pire Sabze Chak Chak, the Ka’ba of Zoroastrians.

The fire temple in Yazd is relatively modest in appearance but marshals a steady stream of visitors, both local and foreign. Supposedly, the protected altar contains a fire that has been kept alight continuously since 470 AD.

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