• Ancient Societies also Stopped to Smell the Flowers

    4 days ago - By It's About Time

    The spectrum of smells in ancient societies, & their possible cultural meanings, are being explored by scientists who study odor molecules, old documents & other archaeological finds. Here, a carved relief of an ancient Egyptian queen smelling a lotus flower represents the fragrant world that pharaohs & their families inhabited.
    Ancient "Smellscapes" are wafting out of Artifacts & Old Texts Science News. By Bruce Bower. May 4, 2022 Ramses VI faced a smelly challenge when he became Egypt's king in 1145 B.C. The new pharaoh's first job was to rid the land of the stench of fish & birds...
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