Ancient aphrodisiac found in 800-year-old tomb

Published on January 26th, 2010 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Peru have found an 800-year-old tomb containing 500 nectarine seeds which are famous for its aphrodisiac properties.

Peruvian daily El Comercio reported that a ceramic vessel containing the nectarine seeds was the first clue to finding the remains of the ancient healer, who was buried near the valley of the Tucume Pyramids in northern Peru.

Archaeologist Marco Fernandez said that at first they thought it was another ceremonial burial site; but after finding more objets, they confirmed these were the remains of a shaman from the pre-Incan Lambayeque culture.

According to Marco Fernandez, the individual not only healed people but also spoke with the gods, just as shamans from the Mochica and Lambayeque cultures used to do.

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