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petrifaction:

see fossilfossil,
remains or imprints of plants or animals preserved from prehistoric times by the operation of natural conditions. Fossils are found in sedimentary rock, asphalt deposits, and coal and sometimes in amber and certain other materials.
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Petrifaction

 

the conversion of the remains of animals and plants into fossils as a result of the action of a number of factors: temperature and pressure,- the replacement of skeletal matter by other mineral substances, and the filling of cavities in organic residue by other mineral substances.

petrifaction

[‚pe·trə′fak·shən]
(geology)
A fossilization process whereby inorganic matter dissolved in water replaces the original organic materials, converting them to a stony substance.
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It is thought that there is a great impact of pre-Islamic Central Asian Turkish culture and beliefs on the legends related to petrifaction told in Turkey and in the Asian countries.
The petrifaction legends have been studied by many academics, but we think that Professor Dr.
Some of the petrifaction legends are about fleeing lovers.
Among the petrifaction legends, the most common ones are the legends about petrified brides, and you can see "bride rocks" related to them.
Some petrifaction legends are about the rich who overlook the poor or the community, or despite offering oblation, back down.
Listening to legends from someone or reading them in books may not elicit sufficient interest alone, but if they are expressed in terms of the places where they are thought to have occurred, and if one can encounter the related rocks of petrifaction legends, for example, the impact becomes stronger.
He was the first who drew the attention of mineralogists to petrifactions.