lucerne

Roman Lucerne

L’olive oil He had an extraordinary importance in antiquity and Rome was no exception.

The Romans in fact used this precious natural product as a food, especially for seasoning various dishes (but not only), for body care, in particular as an ointment that can moisturize and nourish the skin deep, and even for the’lighting.

In practice, lucerne, they were empty, They were filled with low-quality olive oil, which he permeates a wick made of vegetable fibers, typically the spun linen or papyrus, and it meant that they were to stay on for several hours below.

An ingenious system, that exploited the resources in the best possible ways available at the time (Photo gives: romanoimpero.com).