Linear B tablets
From the Mycenaean palace at Pylos. 13th c. BC.
(EAM/NAM Π 12589/ PY Un 616 [recto])
The front side of the tablet records a large quantity of cyperus (1296 litres) along with coriander and possibly nuts. Although these plants may have been used in various ways, they are included in the tablet as raw materials for the flourishing perfume industry of the Mycenaean palaces.