Djin Blocks

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As you approach the entrance to Al-Siq through the Gorge, the first visible monuments are three massive Djin blocks. Although their use is uncertain, they are thought to be an early form of Nabatean tomb. However there are forty such monuments, and their proximity to running water could suggest that they symbolise worship of a water Goddess. This could be similar to the original Kaaba stone in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is now revered by Moslems.

 

 

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