Extraordinary new photos have emerged of an uncontacted tribal community in the Amazon Jungle. The pictures, taken from the air, show people in a communal “yano” structure in Yanomami indigenous territory in northern Brazil, close to the border with Venezuela. Each section of thatch is believed to house a different family, and is where they sleep, keep fires and store food.
Chullpares de Macaya | Aymara | 1200 to 1300 CE | Sajama National Park, Bolivia | Photo: Jérôme Galland | Chullpas are ancient Aymara funeral towers found across the Altiplano in Peru and Bolivia. Construction method varied with ethnic group: in general, those of the north Altiplano are circular and constructed with stone, while those of the south are rectangular and constructed with adobe. All chullpas have small openings facing east, towards the rising sun.
Persia: Zoroastrian Towers of Silence atop a steep hill near Yazd. The Zoroastrian religion forbids the polluting of the pure elements (especially water, earth and fire) with a corpse. So both cremation and earth burial were disavowed. Instead, bodies were exposed to be devoured by vultures in these “towers of silence”. #kunstgeschichtezeitstrahl