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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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:iconlostknightkg:
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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:iconlostknightkg:
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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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I will try again tomorrow, I have to go sleep now :)
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
:highfive:
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TofstoFs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Your art here my friend, [link] :clap:!!
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
:clap:
thanks for info! and envy on you because of this trip... :giggle:
happy new year!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
:giggle: thanks you my friend :ahoy:
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
C'est magnifique ! :dance:
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Merci :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Cool shot and history lesson, Kris :clap: It's amazing these have survived through the ages of weather, sand, heat, wars and humans.
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Indeed, Thank you :D
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
excellent :clap:
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you :D
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   General Artist
So these stones are like those pyramids of Egypt as a tomb and a monument to their leaders and symbol to the gods. I have to say I have not really seen anything like this though I have heard of Jins before, and there are not the ones you find in a lamp and grant you 3 wishes either. :)
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
hehe its amazing, the djinn name is just a western name but they were mainly used as tombs or god symbols, pre-islamic nabataean gods were respresented in a form of a cube and its ironic because at mecca today the focus of worship is towards a cube :nod:
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
Yep and each one faces the for corners of direction, N.E.W.S. respectively.
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
love the shades and tones, :rose:
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Thank you :hug:
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:iconlayla199:
Layla199 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
It's a wonderful place!
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Indeed :D

Have you been ?
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:iconlayla199:
Layla199 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
No,I've never been there but i read about it.
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peterle28 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wonderful, my friend!!!
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
superb, Kris. :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you very much :w00t:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
welcome Kris!
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vraiment magnifique mon ami !! quel beau voyage ! :hug: :w00t:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Merci Helene :D
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Mystical capture. I can almost hear the whispers of the antiquated. Or perhaps it's the djinns.
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
hehe its amazing, on some of the carved stone you can see swirling sandstone patterns which adds to the djinn association :)
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Stunning!! :love:
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank you :)
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Welcome!!:blowkiss:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
....sigh...:popcorn:
I like the history you included on your lovely photo.
Curiosities indeed. :love:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I hope its not too boring :bucktooth:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Blasphemy!!!!!! No. Never. Not for this girl at least.
Heck...I'm eating popcorn. :popcorn: that is not what bored people do. :no:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:giggle: Love popcorn :D
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Me tooooooo!!! (real butter...sigh...and that cheesy powder that is horrible for you. :() lol...
Happy New Year, Kris!!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
lol, best wishes :D
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
;)
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooh tombs <3
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
:nod:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Photographer
Amazing Kris!:D
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