© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Djinn blocks

Djinn or God blocks, among the oldest funerary markers in Petra up to 8 m high. Local people saw in them spirits (djinn, genies) or cisterns (sahrig)

Twenty six Djinn blocks have been found in and around Petra.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

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