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Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Aromahistory Trade in aromatic resins
Trade in aromatic resins is recorded in egyptian manuscripts and evidenced in bronze age shipwrecks for example dated to 1400BC
Besides a precious cargo of tin and copper, and the products of 10 civilisations, the ship contained on this leg of its journey 129 jars of Pistacia (terebinth) resin, an ancient type of turpentine used as a wine preservative.