Strange fruit that first enchanted Central Europe and then disappeared
A team of experts was excavating in the ancient village of Tasgatum (now Shenzhen, Switzerland). The area was ruled by a Celtic king who was given the land by Julius Caesar of the Roman Empire.
The village was built on the banks of the Rhine. It was an important trade route at the time and has remained underwater ever since.
The fruit, which had rotted many centuries ago, is now surprisingly safe in a humid environment due to a lack of oxygen. Here archaeologists also found 19 surprisingly large seeds in the remains of fruits such as potatoes, peaches, cherries and walnuts.