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Burnt plant seeds from Pompeii

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Burned seeds from Pompeii
Burnt plant seeds from Pompeii | Photo: Science Photo Library / akg-images

Burnt plant seeds from Pompeii. Plants used by the Romans to prepare aromatic oils and perfumes included roses, lilies, myrtle, violets, hyacinths and irises. They were mixed with olive oil and grape juice. Those were mixed with olive oil and grape juice.

In addition, herbs were added, such as dill, basil or thyme.

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