A dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It is approximately 25 miles in diameter.

Mount Ararat

A dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It is approximately 25 miles in diameter.

An illustration of a boy holding a tirkey.

Boy with Turkey

An illustration of a boy holding a tirkey.

Genus <em>Cathartes</em>, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England.

Turkey Buzzard

Genus Cathartes, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England.

Genus <em>Cathartes</em>, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England. These buzzards are feeding on the entrails of a horse.

Turkey Buzzards

Genus Cathartes, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England. These buzzards…

The Byzantine circular panel is a 6th century design found in the St. Sofia monument of the former imperial ottoman capital Constantinople in Turkey.

Byzantine Circular Panel

The Byzantine circular panel is a 6th century design found in the St. Sofia monument of the former imperial…

An exedra is a semicircular recess set into a building's facade. The exedra at the Street of Tombs in Assos (Turkey) is shown here.

Exedra at the Street of Tombs in Assos

An exedra is a semicircular recess set into a building's facade. The exedra at the Street of Tombs in…

After the turkey, the grouse is the largest game bird in the U.S.

Grouse

After the turkey, the grouse is the largest game bird in the U.S.

The sultan of Turkey, came into power in 1876.

Abdul Hamid II

The sultan of Turkey, came into power in 1876.

The Byzantine interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend. This design comes from the St. Sofia in Constantinople, Turkey.

Byzantine Interlacement Band

The Byzantine interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend. This design…

"There are scores of men in long gowns, with white, red, blue, or green turbans about their heads." &mdash;Carpenter, 1902

Turkish men

"There are scores of men in long gowns, with white, red, blue, or green turbans about their heads."…

An illustration of Mithradates VI on the face of a coin. Mithradates VI was king of Pontus in northern Anatolia (now in Turkey) from about 119 to 63 BC. Mithradates was a king of Greek and Persian origin, claimed descent from Alexander the Great and King Darius I of Persia.

Mithradates VI Coin

An illustration of Mithradates VI on the face of a coin. Mithradates VI was king of Pontus in northern…

An illustration of a mother and two children sitting at a dinner table with a large turkey in front of them.

Mother & Children at Table with Turkey

An illustration of a mother and two children sitting at a dinner table with a large turkey in front…

The mound-bird, also known as a brush-turkey, a species native to Australia.

Mound-Bird

The mound-bird, also known as a brush-turkey, a species native to Australia.

"Myrrh, is the name given to a gum resin which exudes from a shrub growing in Arabia and Abyssinia, called Balsamodendron Myrrha. It was much esteemed as an unguent and perfume by the ancients, who used it also for embalming and for incense. it is still used as a perfume and for incense, as also medicinally. By distillation with water myrrh yields a viscid, brownish-green, volatile oil. Myrrh of the best quality is known as Turkey murrh; that of an inferior kind goes under the name of East Indian, being exported from Bombay." &mdash; Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Myrrh

"Myrrh, is the name given to a gum resin which exudes from a shrub growing in Arabia and Abyssinia,…

Also known as Quercus cerris. A greenish-white tree with a dark gray bark. The flower produced is a cylindrical cluster of yellow flowers, which are usually wind-pollinated. The fruit is a large acorn, which is bicoloured with an orange bottom half grading to a green-brown tip.

Turkey Oak

Also known as Quercus cerris. A greenish-white tree with a dark gray bark. The flower produced is a…

The rebab is a string instrument originating in the Middle East. There are usually two or three strings. Shown here are spiked varieties which are to be played with a bow.

Rebab

The rebab is a string instrument originating in the Middle East. There are usually two or three strings.…

The rebab is a string instrument originating in the Middle East. There are usually two or three strings. Shown here are spiked varieties which are to be played with a bow.

Rebab

The rebab is a string instrument originating in the Middle East. There are usually two or three strings.…

"The great northeast tower of the sixth city. The stairs to the right date from the eighth city."&mdash;Webster, 1913

Excavations at Troy

"The great northeast tower of the sixth city. The stairs to the right date from the eighth city."—Webster,…

The domestic turkey is not so handsome in plumage as is the wild (Figuier, 1869).

Turkey

The domestic turkey is not so handsome in plumage as is the wild (Figuier, 1869).

A turkey, a species native to the Americas which was introduced to Europe.

Turkey

A turkey, a species native to the Americas which was introduced to Europe.

A male turkey, sitting in front of a barn.

Turkey

A male turkey, sitting in front of a barn.

A large bird native to America, It was first brought to Europe when Hernando Cortez returned to Spain

Turkey

A large bird native to America, It was first brought to Europe when Hernando Cortez returned to Spain

"Meleagris gallipavo. Turkey. Upper tail-coverts chestnut, with paler or whitish tips; tail-feathers tipped with brownish-yellow or whitish." Elliot Coues, 1884

Turkey

"Meleagris gallipavo. Turkey. Upper tail-coverts chestnut, with paler or whitish tips; tail-feathers…

Also known as Quercus cerris. A branchlet of a turkey oak with an acorn.

Turkey Oak with an Acorn

Also known as Quercus cerris. A branchlet of a turkey oak with an acorn.

The turkey plucked by the lion.

Turkey Plucked

The turkey plucked by the lion.

The Honduras or ocellated turkey is native to central America.

Honduras Turkey

The Honduras or ocellated turkey is native to central America.

An illustration of a wild turkey.

Wild turkey

An illustration of a wild turkey.

Turkish soldier, 1901

Turkey: soldier 1901

Turkish soldier, 1901

The entrance to the Turkish Department at the Great Exhibition of 1851 shows a fabric-draped ceiling and glass cases containing exhibit items. Firearms are hanging on the right-hand wall. A sign reading "EGYPT" and another reading "TURKEY" are at the top of the entryway.

Crystal Palace Turkish Department

The entrance to the Turkish Department at the Great Exhibition of 1851 shows a fabric-draped ceiling…

A man wearing an outfit from 16th Century Turkey.

Turkish Outfit

A man wearing an outfit from 16th Century Turkey.

A Turkish man weaving carpet in the traditional fashion.

Turkish Rug Weaver

A Turkish man weaving carpet in the traditional fashion.

Two Turkish men weaving carpet in the traditional fashion.

Turkish Rug Weavers

Two Turkish men weaving carpet in the traditional fashion.

A group of Turks.

Turks

A group of Turks.