A Tower of Silence, or Dakhmeh, is a structure laying on the top of a hill, consisting of concentric slabs surrounding a central pit. The bodies were arranged onto four concentric rings: men, outermost, than women and children. Despite the fact the the birds of prey needed less than an hour to leave nothing but bones, the remains of the dead were left bleaching on the upper circles no less than a year before the nasellars could come and push the skeletons onto the underlying ossuary pit.
A dinosaur may have once snacked where you're sitting. A founding father may have argued for freedom, right where you stand. Fifty years from now? It could be robots napping in your bed, not you. These very notions—about the fluidity of time and our relationship to it—are at the center of artist Richard McGuire's charming new graphic novel, Here.
Being in Love Eases the Pain, Illustrations by Harriet Lee Merrion