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Scent of Sacrifice


An aromatic evening exploring Maya and Aztec culture

Enjoy a sensory experience in the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology after-hours this June.

Hear about the aromatic rituals of ancient Maya and Aztec sacrifice with London based purveyor of olfactory adventures, Odette Toilette and archaeologist, Dr Trish Biers.

Find out from Odette how scent was used to intoxicate the chosen victims as they prepared to meet their fate – and maybe even learn a few novel uses for honey – if you’re feeling brave!

Followed by Dr Trish Biers, talking about the origins of chocolate and its important role in the Aztec and Maya cultures.

Ticketholders can also enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail and chocolate tasting hosted by experts from Chocolat Chocolat.

The Scent of Sacrifice
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 6 – 9pm
£15, pre booking required

Find out more and book tickets on the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology website.

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