The Land of Silphium
A Morning-After Pill?The ancient Romans used a natural contraceptive called Silphium. It was so valuable that its image was printed on coins!
A Silphium by Any Other Name…
Silphium is for LoversThe capitals of the temple show an extremely rare representation of silphium.
The ancient herb may be hiding in plain sight as a giant Tangier fennel (Wikimedia Commons/Yan Wong)