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Aphrodisiacs found in pre-incan healer’s tomb
January 26, 2010, 12:07 pm
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Archaeologists have discovered 500 nectarine seeds in the tomb of a folk healer who lived 800 years ago in the Lambayeque region in Peru.

Archaeologists at La Pava de Mochumi complex have discovered the tomb of a curandero (folk healer) who lived 800 years ago in Peru’s Lambayeque region and who was buried with 500 nectarine seeds, 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 objects, they confirmed these were the remains of a shaman from the pre-Incan Lambayeque culture.

More on the shamanistic aphrodisiacs.