Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Iran/Tehran, A grave before burying a dead!
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Farzin said...

OK, I'm wondering what I can say about this one. If I say I have not seen like this before, we have a guy who gives us his idea.
Actually, I have no idea about this one, let me ask Kambaba about his idea.
What do you think about this grave? Do you know its history? Or history of BeheshtZahra? :)) I'm sure you have sth. to tell us. Don't be shy, tell sth.
By the way, kambaba, do you know BeheshtZahra has website?
Look at this: http://www.beheshtzahra.net

KamBaBaPhotolog said...

Actually, I checked Behesh Zahra's web-site and they had a lot of amazing information in that web-site. For example, did you know that it was opened in 1348? I had thought that it would be much older. Before that they were burying people in seperate cemeteries all around the city. They wanted to centralize the dead-body business and someone found this piece of land - not that there was any shortage over there, even now there is not much surrounding the cemetary. The pictures from the cemetary on their web-site is dreadful though. When you imagine Mont-Royal and Cote-Des-Neige are also cemeteries and compare them to the pictures on Behesht Zahra's site one can just feel sadness for our customs for burying people and handling the dead.