Because Turks were nomads, they have travelled around many areas of Eurasia and Northern Africa. They ruled over many of these regions with their dynasties and left a lot of marks around the world. From the large federation of nomadic tribes to the young republics in Central Asia, Caucasus and Anatolia, all have their own stamp in architecture or left a legend in certain places.
We at Tujue are aiming to preserve and promote the Turkic history and culture. Our goal is to chase Turkic legends and relics around the world and explore Turkic heritage.
Tujue is the Middle Chinese name in historical sources for the Göktürks. The common name Göktürk is the Anatolian Turkish form of the ethnonym. The Old Turkic name variants for Göktürk were Türük or Kök Türük.
According to some Chinese sources, the meaning of the Middle Chinese word Tujue was “combat helmet”, because the shape of the Altai Mountains, where the Turks lived, was similar to a combat helmet.
Turkic heritage isn’t only about monuments, historic buildings, mausoleums and legends. It’s history, mythology and culture is part of the rich heritage left by our Turkic ancestors.
We are currently working on the following categories:
The first known mention of the term Turk (Türük, Tūjué) applied to a Turkic group was in reference to the Göktürks in the 6th century. A letter by Ishbara Qaghan to Emperor Wen of Sui in 585 described him as “the Great Turk Khan.” The Orhun inscriptions (735 CE) use the terms Turk and Turuk. The Turks as a nation were well before the rise of the Göktürks.
Turkic mythology have elements of Tengriism and Shamanism, though after the Turkic migration some were decorated with Islamic symbols. Some legends were influenced by other local mythologies. Turkic mythology features different mythological figures, from deities to creatures.
Coins and banknotes
Coins and banknotes can tell you a story about the culture, habits and religion of countries. You can see how countries develop during time. Some changed from kingdoms into republics and sometimes from republics into kingdoms. Coins and banknotes are the perfect evidence of history for a country.