The Ancient World of Fragrances

Ptuj Castle, March 14 – June 25, 2023

Occasional archaeological exhibition

At Ptuj Castle, from March 14 to June 25, 2023, in the Museum’s Reflections, we will dedicate ourselves to pampering the senses with an exhibition about fragrances in antiquity.

Smells and fragrances have accompanied man since time immemorial. Fragrances found in nature were used to scent rooms, to improve dishes and for personal hygiene, cosmetics and well-being.

They used various natural substances, some were also imported. They prepared them for further use using various procedures. They used containers made of ceramics, glass, metal, amber… for storage.

Many bottles and containers for storing perfumes, essential oils and pomades have been preserved among the remains of the Roman Petoviona and in the graves of the Petoviones.