The Scent of Sacrifice

8th June 2016, 6:00pm – 9:00pmlogo

  Join us for a sensory experience in our galleries after-hours

Odette Toilette, Purveyor of Olfactory Adventures, will take you through some of the aromatic rituals of ancient Mayan and Aztec human sacrifice. Find out 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. 

Aseries of headshots and corporate/press shots for Odette Toilette, shot by NegativeSpace

Dr. Trish Biers will also be discussing the importance of chocolate in Aztec and Mayan cultures, and experts from Chocolat Chocolat will be on hand to further delight your senses with a complimentary cocktail and chocolate tasting.

The Museum shop will be open throughout the evening selling Odette Toilette’s book, A Century of Scents


6pm: Doors open for cocktails and chocolate tasting

7pm: Talk starts

8.15-9pm: Tasting and gallery viewing

£15, Pre-booking required.

Book online at billetto

Free for MAA Friends

18+ only, cash bar available until 8:45pm

For further press enquiries please contact Dr Trish Biers, Outreach and Education, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge Museums on 01223 333512 or email

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