Phallic headstones in Khalid Nabi cemetery.

Khalid Nabi cemetery in northeastern Iran has 600 headstones in the shape of male and female genitals.
These representations could come from the phallic religion practiced in India and central Asia, says historian Hesar Nuee.
The female version is in the shape of a cross, or as some visitors think, women's breasts.
Visitors hiking to the cemetery of Khalid Nabi, located in Turkmen Sahra, near the Turkmen border in northeastern Iran.
Phallic headstones in Khalid Nabi cemetery.
Tourists pose next to phallic headstones in Khalid Nabi Cemetery.
Phallic headstones in Khalid Nabi cemetery.
Turkmen women in colorful clothes, tying ribbons for pledges.
The road to Khalid Nabi is unpaved with hairpin turns. Not a journey recommended for the faint of heart.
A shrine thought to house the tomb of Khalid Nabi, a prophet born in Yemen 40 years prior to the Prophet Muhammad.

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