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Djinn Block by lostknightkg Djinn Block by lostknightkg
As the Bab as-Siq narrows, three curious monuments stand solid sentinel, carved from the rock in the form of square towers. They are known in English as Djinn Blocks, by fanciful association with the djinn, malevolent spirits of Arab folklore...

The Arabic name for the djinn blocks, sahreej, is more prosaic for it simply means 'cistern' which they are not. They are tower tombs, their shape suggesting that they may also have been symbols of the god Dushara, who in early Nabataean times was commonly represented as a block of stone. While they are believed to be among the earliest tombs in Petra, their date is unknown. Twenty six djinn blocks have been found in and around Petra.

These blocks are the first curiosities to be seen at Petra - Jordan.
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lomatic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning.
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thanks :)
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lomatic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sure :)
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artin2007 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
aha....been to the Levant, eh?
Did you see much of the Mediterranean,
in the process, if I may ask?
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Just Jordan and Egypt and from the red sea :nod:
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aerendial Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
in journal of :iconshadowlightseeker: shadow.monuments [link] :tea:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thank you :D

Btw I got your note on the timekeepers problems, I will look into but I have aleready given you all the freedom, I dont understand why its not working :( :( :(
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aerendial Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
well, don't worry. (and thanks for the feature :))
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I will try again tomorrow, I have to go sleep now :)
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aerendial Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
:highfive:
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