The Fragrant Past - perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar

By: DONATO, Guiseppe & SEEFRIED, Monique

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Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 64, paperback, very slightly bowed, otherwise a very good copy. [Well researched. The author's work began sometime during the mid nineteen-seventies as a researcher from the Service of Archeological Subsidiary Sciences, "a multi-disciplinary research center investigating archaeological questions with the help of the most sophisticated technology available." His work placed him in Romania to study the contents of a tomb of the first century A.D. located in Mangalia, by the Black Sea. "Among the most important objects recovered from this sepulcher were the remains of a 'beauty' case containing glass vials and bottles with traces of aromatic products. . . The challenge was to reconstruct a number of ancient perfumes or, more exactly, ointments. This led to the rediscovery of ancient perfumes - one of the fundamental amenities of life in ancient society . . ." ]

Title: The Fragrant Past - perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar

Author Name: DONATO, Guiseppe & SEEFRIED, Monique

Categories: Herbals,

Publisher: Atlanta & Rome, Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato: 1989

Seller ID: 004004

Keywords: PERFUMERY. HERBAL. PARFUM. ANCIENT ROME. ITALY. SPICES. SPICE ROUTE. COSMETICS. ARCHAEOLOGY. HERBALS.