Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Rome show features ancient perfumes
A somewhat tenuous link to ancient Egypt, but it's a slow news day: "It‘s a rare chance to smell the scent of ancient history — typically a mix of natural spices and olive oil — thanks to an exhibit in Rome featuring fragrances from the world‘s oldest known perfume factory. . . . While perfumes and ointments have been found in tombs in Egypt and Mesopotamia, Belgiorno said this was a rare case where an entire factory dedicated to making perfume was found."
See the above page for the full story

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