Category: Heritage

Turkey was named by the French after this precious stone...

Although it actually came from Persia

  Bet you never knew this! Turquoise is a French term meaning Turkish stone, from the phrase “pierre turquoise”, where “pierre” directly translates to “stone.” You must think then, that turquoise came from Turkey.  Although it was indeed traded in Turkey, the items bought and sold came from the Sinai Peninsula or...
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