‘Traces of Scent’ opens at Şanlıurfa Museum

‘Traces of Scent’ opens at Şanlıurfa Museum


With the cooperation of the Şanlıurfa Archeology Museum and Fragrance Culture Association, the “Mesopotamia within the Traces of Scent” exhibition has been opened in consequence of a three-year examine, contributed by teachers and archaeologists.class=”cf”>
Bihter Türkan Ergül, vice-president of the Fragrance Culture and Tourism Association, and perfume and aromatherapy specialist, greeted the viewers at the opening of the exhibition with incense specifically ready for the protocol.
The exhibition has been organized inside the scope of the World Fragrance Day actions; the Fragrance Culture and Tourism Association, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Şanlıurfa Museum and Bahçeşehir University Civilization Research Center (MEDAM) goal to have a good time the World Fragrance Day.
In the exhibition, numerous scents and perfume containers made of ceramics, glass and clay, present in excavations within the area, are on show.
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Governor Salih Ayhan acknowledged that it is extremely significant to have the perfume exhibition in Şanlıurfa, the capital of tradition and civilization.class=”cf”>
“Scent additionally has nice significance in our faith. The favourite scent of Prophet Muhammed is the scent of musk amber. Also, as he acknowledged in a hadith, ‘Two issues on the planet appeared good to me; one of them is a pleasant odor,’” he added.
“It may be very useful to prepare the exhibition right here as a result of of Şanlıurfa’s geography with its endemic vegetation and being the zero level of historical past. In different phrases, it’s a totally different exhibition in each facet. It is important to come back to this middle to know how the smells come out,” he stated.
Stating that the exhibition is a primary in Turkey and on the planet, Ergül stated, “It is one of the eighth World Fragrance Day occasions held this yr. This is a satisfaction for our nation. When you look at Mesopotamia, Hittite, Assyrian, Sumerian and Ottoman, we dwell in a scent civilization. Our goal is to introduce the vegetation and fragrances right here to the world. That’s why we manage totally different occasions yearly. This yr, the replicas of scent objects, belonging to totally different intervals from the Mesopotamian lands, in addition to the scents in clay tablets, are proven to guests along with endemic vegetation at the Şanlıurfa Archaeology Museum. When we glance at the clay tablets on this area, they point out cedar, rose and particularly, juniper and seal. Studies present that these scents had been quite common on this area.”


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