Photographer's Note

I continue with the Mizdakhan necropolis.

Locals call the ruins of the mausoleum of St. Erezhep (Rajab) an Apocalypse Clocks. St. Erezhep was preaching Islam at the dawn of its spread in Central Asia.
There is another legend about Khalifa Erezhep that he taught his subjects during his lifetime for 40 years, and after his death his spirit continued his work. This is a very high rectangular structure of the 9th century, one wall and roof of which has already completely collapsed. According to legends, every year one brick falls down from the building and when the last one falls the end of the world will come. According to archaeologists, the building has a fairly solid foundation, which was based on the reed layer, protecting from dampness and giving seismic stability. If only a third of the building collapsed completely within 12 centuries, then at least two and a half millennia remained until the end of the world. In addition, pilgrims diligently build around it thousands of small pyramids from the ancient stones placed on top of each other.
The number of bricks in the pyramid must be seven, according to the number of the Prophet's companions buried here.
The earth around the mausoleum is full of positive energy, which has been accumulated here for many centuries, thanks to the selfless life of many of those who are buried in this land. It is believed that the pilgrim who has absorbed this energy can spiritually purify himself, be ennobled and fundamentally change his life. []

I also made a small pyramid of seven stones, which you can see in the Workshop. I have considered uploading it as a main minimalistic picture but I doubt if it would be appreciated. rnrnAnother view in Workshop #2. I do not know what are these "beds". Probably kind of graves.

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