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Would you like to know what the sixteenth [centuries / century] smelt like? A team of researchers is trying to find out. Scientists, historians and [expats / experts] in smells have [earmarked / embarked] on a $3.3 million project to identify and even recreate the [aromas / amorous] that filled the air between the 16th and early 20th centuries. The [projectile / project] is called "Odeuropa: Negotiating Olfactory and Sensory Experiences in Cultural Heritage Practice and Research". The goal is [to / for] develop an online encyclopaedia of smells, including [biographies / autobiographies] of distinct odours that are [sure / specific] to past times. The website will [reveal / devolve] insights into the emotions aroused by the smells in [bygone / bye-bye] centuries and the places associated with certain scents.

The project website says: "Smells shape our [experiment / experience] of the world, yet we have very [small / little] sensory information about the past." It lists a [serious / series] of questions it hopes researchers will answer. These are: "What are the key scents...that have [sharpened / shaped] our cultures? How can we [extract / expect] sensory data from large-scale digital text and image collections? How can we represent smell in all its [faucets / facets] in a database? How should we safeguard our olfactory [hermitage / heritage] ? And - Why should we?" Team leader Dr William Tullett wants people to be aware of an [array / alloy] of smells, pleasant and unpleasant. He said: "We are trying to encourage people to consider both the [fowl / foul] and the fragrant elements of Europe’s [satisfactory / olfactory] past."

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