Fire Altars

Open-air structures, usually with stepped bases, constructed for the maintenance and worship of the sacred fire in Zoroastrianism and like religions. For buildings constructed for similar purposes, use "fire temples.".

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3270
Names
fire altars American English
fire altar American English
altars, fire American English
fire-altars British English
vuuraltaren Dutch
vuuraltaar Dutch
altares de fuego Spanish
altar de fuego Spanish

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Open-air structures, usually with stepped bases, constructed for the maintenance and worship of the sacred fire in Zoroastrianism and like religions. For buildings constructed for similar purposes, use "fire temples."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007631. The J. Paul Getty Trust.