The exhibition illustrates the route of the Incense Paths with works dating back to the third millennium BC. The ancient sources report the route taken by the tears of the desert, the frankincense or oliban produced mainly in Oman and Yemen which, from ancient Arabia Felix, went back to the lands of the Nabataeans, reaching the Mediterranean through Israel or going as far as Alexandria: along the visitable route its precious perfumed essences are recreated.
The exhibition relies on loans from the National Museum of Muscat (Sultanate of Oman), the Museo Egizio and the Oriental Art Museum of Torino, the Museum of Civilizations of Roma, the Castiglioni Ethno-Archaeological Museum of Varese.
Contact info
Piazzetta Reale, 1, 10122, Torino (TO)

45.0728971, 7.6861413

  • € 15,00
    Full price
  • € 2,00
    Reduced price
    Aged 18-25
  • Free
    the disabled, under 18 years, Abbonamento Musei holders, Royal card owners, Torino+Piemonte Card owners

From 05/11/2020 to 31/01/2021

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