Tower of Silence Zoroastrians believe the body is impure and do not believe in cremation or burial. The bodies are placed on the tower for the animals and element to take their course.was this practice brought to N America?
Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death
A engraving of a Zoroastrian Tower of Silence in Mumbai. A Tower of Silence is a circular, raised structure used by Zoroastrians for exposure of the dead, particularly to scavenging birds for the purposes of excarnation.