The Scent of Sacrifice
Wednesday 8 June, 6-9pm
Join us for a sensory experience in our galleries after-hours. 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. Plus enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail and chocolate tasting hosted by experts from Chocolat Chocolat.
Special guest Odette Toilette will talk about the use of heady fragrances in human sacrifice and discuss interesting notions of being intoxicated by scent on the way to the sacrificial altar. Dr Trish Biers, an archaeologist specialising in the Americas, will present about the origins of chocolate and its important role in the Aztec and Maya cultures.
6pm: Doors open for cocktails and chocolate tasting
7pm: Talk starts
8.15-9pm: Tasting and gallery viewing
With a cash bar available until 8:45pm
The Museum shop will be open throughout the event selling Odette Toilette’s book
£15, Pre-booking required
For further press enquiries please contact Dr Trish Biers, Outreach, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge Museums on 01223 333512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org