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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 Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning.
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lomatic Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sure :)
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artin2007 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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:iconlostknightkg:
Just Jordan and Egypt and from the red sea :nod:
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:iconaerendial:
in journal of :iconshadowlightseeker: shadow.monuments [link] :tea:
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:iconlostknightkg:
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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:iconaerendial:
well, don't worry. (and thanks for the feature :))
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:iconlostknightkg:
I will try again tomorrow, I have to go sleep now :)
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