Itinerary A

[2]The scent of the rites

The ritual procession in the Sanctuary of the Chthonic Deities was a triumph of contrasting scents that culminated in the second terrace.
In fact, it was here that they lit incense. Its velvety scent intoxicated the air and prepared the setting for the sacrifice to the gods.
In the open air, the smell was very strong when the incense was lit.
At the end of the ceremony, when the incense was extinguished, the wind brought back the scents of nature.