Would You Believe The Word “Electricity” Came From Amber?

Amber, it’s beautiful, its orange, and the ancients said it had remarkable properties!  I found some the other day, it still has its tree sap smell… There is simply nothing else like it!

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The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Phoenicians held it in very high esteem. They believed it to cure just about everything as well as to protect the wearer from all harm.

The Greeks were the first to make note of Amber’s ability to hold static electricity when rubbed, this is reflected in the name they gave it, elektron, the word ‘electricity’ is derived from this original term for amber. Due to it’s high esteem it was one of the most valuable trade items for most ancient European cultures.

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