Tower of Silence - The 3,000 year old Sky Burial tradition of Zoroastrianism involved placing corpses in the upper levels of a circular structure, to be eaten by vultures, then throwing the sun-bleached bones into the sea. They believed Ahriman, a demon, would possess corpses and make them unclean, so it was against their beliefs to bury bodies that would poison the earth or to cremate bodies which would corrupt the sacred fire.
wonderful cat paintings !
Peony B2 60x60 2006 conte crayon on paper
Valery Koshlyakov - Socrates
Eric Ravilious: The artist who made the pastoral political
Eric Ravilious: The artist who made the pastoral political - Telegraph
Approach and Commerce
Kevin Paulsen - Approach and Commerce | From a unique collection of landscape paintings at http://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/landscape-paintings/
Lucky Charm Bracelet (Cross Your Fingers), 2005 by Robert Rahway Zakanitch
Another Amos Ferguson, Mother and Twin Babies, 1992