Cemeteries all across the world have one thing that binds them all – an eerie feeling looming in the air. This cemetery in Iran, also, exudes an eerie feeling. Just not in the sense anyone would expect from a cemetery.
Khalid Nabi Cemetery in Iran is a unique spot. The cemetery has tombs and gravestones that are shaped like human genitalia. And no, it’s not just you who cannot wrap your head around it. Even experts are baffled.
The cemetery also has a 4th-century tomb belonging to a Yemeni Christian prophet. Pilgrims flock to the site to tie ribbons on the shrine. Speaking to the media, a citizen journalist said, “According to local residents who live nearby, on days when the site is empty of tourists, certain individuals sneak in and vandalise the stones.”
While experts are still trying to figure out the significance of the genitalia-shaped gravestones, the cemetery has gone viral on social media for this exact reason.
Khalid Nabi Cemetery is a cemetery in northeastern Iran’s Golestan province near the border with Turkmenistan. It is one of the most unusual cemeteries in the country as its tombs are shaped like male and female genitalia.🤔 pic.twitter.com/uKY6VQMxVZ— Sumner (@renmusb1) August 22, 2022
Full of stiffs.https://t.co/PjJIo6nu5L— Gareth Milner (@sw1a0aa) August 20, 2022
Bizarre cemetery baffles experts as it’s filled with genitalia-shaped gravestones https://t.co/fJpoQOIt6B— Bingo Pajama 💙💛🌻🌻✌🖖 (@LurkerInTheLoft) August 21, 2022
This is what they meant when they said they erected a tombstone.https://t.co/EwprQi7wsy— Howard Prince (@Howodd69) August 21, 2022
“Here beneath this bone lie several more.”https://t.co/a2LLtQBhAw— J𝖔𝖚𝖘𝖙𝟽𝟾𝟶𝟶 (@JoustWave) August 22, 2022
Hard as stone. Cat couldn’t scratch it. 😈— Ambien Stupor 🇺🇦🌻 (@AmbienStupor) August 21, 2022
Tourists flock to the cemetery to see these unique gravestones. The cemetery is a national heritage site protected by the Iranian government.