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The earliest human skeletal remains found in Persia date from before the 8th millennium B.C. They have been excavated at several cave dwelling sites: Hotu Cave (Angel) and Belt Cave, both on the southeastern shore of the Caspian Sea; Behistun (Bīsotūn) Cave near Kermānšāh; and Konjī and Arjana Caves in Luristan.This Article Has Images/Tables.
The burial practices of pre-Islamic Iran are known partly from archeological evidence, partly from the Zoroastrian scriptures, namely the Avesta and the later Pahlavi and Persian literature.
James R. Russell
Death being regarded as an evil brought about by Aŋra Mainyu, the Destructive Spirit, the corpse of a holy creature, particularly man or dog, is considered to be greatly infested by the druj Nasu.
In the handbooks of feqh that the detailed procedures for washing, enshrouding, praying over, and burying the dead are expounded, with little variation among the different schools of Islamic law.
Bahai laws on burial are limited to a few basic principles that are binding on all Bahai communities around the world.
Malcolm E. Yapp
(1805-41), author of Travels into Bukhara (published in 1834), an account of his exploratory mission to Afghanistan, Turkestan, and Iran.
(1801-52), virtually the founder of Iranian linguistics, as well as of the study of the history of Buddhism.
language spoken in Hunza-Karakorum, North Pakistan, containing some Iranian loanwords of various origins.
See ĀDUR BURZĒNMIHR.
Būsalīk has remained a maqām in Arabian, Turkish, and Persian musical traditions to this day. As is often the case, however, the contemporary form of the maqām of Būsalīk differs from that which is given by the classical scholars. In Turkish music Būsalīk, or Puselik, defines a mode comparable to the aeolian of ecclesiastic modes.This Article Has Images/Tables.