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1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Macsjebs(m): 5:24pm On Jun 10
Archaeologists uncovered a complete 1,000-year-old chicken egg in Israel; the egg was perfectly preserved due to being surrounded by human feces in an ancient cesspit that was part of an industrial complex from the Byzantine era.

Experts, unfortunately, crack the egg when analyzing it in the lab. Excavations also uncovered Islaamic bone dolls in the cesspit and murals outside


A chicken egg surrounded by human feces inside an ancient cesspit for 1,000 years has been unearthed in Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said on Wednesday.

The complete egg was discovered in an industrial complex dating back to the Byzantine period, in what is now Yavne.

'Eggshell fragments are known from earlier periods, for example in the City of David and at Caesarea and Apollonia,' the IAA's Lee Perry Gal, a leading expert on poultry in the ancient world, said in a statement.

'But due to the eggs' fragile shells, hardly any whole chicken eggs have been preserved.'

Also buried inside the ancient human waste was a collection of Islamic-period bone dolls, known as Coptic dolls, that were used as toys.

The complete egg is about six centimeters tall and had just a few cracks on the shell, but no pieces of the outer layer were missing when it was pulled from the cesspit.

Alla Nagorsky, an archaeologist with IAA, also noted that 'even today, eggs rarely survive for long in supermarket cartons. It's amazing to think this is a 1,000-year-old find!'

Although preserved, the shell was still very fragile and cracked in the IAA's laboratory when researchers brought it in for a further analysis.

'There's not much left. There was barely some yolk left inside, but it's more or less empty,' Perry Gal told the Forward.

The researchers hope to extract the DNA inside to learn more about the ancient object.

'We're going to take the remains and extract some collagen to try to do DNA sequences.'

Poultry farming was introduced into Israel 2,300 years ago, during the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods.

In the Islamic period, from the 7th century onwards, there is a marked decrease in the percentage of pig bones at sites in the region, reflecting the prohibition on eating pork.

'Families needed a ready protein substitute that does not require cooling and preservation, and they found it in eggs and chicken meat,' explained Perry Gal.

How the egg ended up in the cesspit is still a mystery to archaeologists, who admit they will likely never know the answer.

Also hiding in the pit of human feces were three bone dolls that were likely toys 1,000 years ago.

These Coptic dolls first appeared in Egypt and Palestine around the same time as the Arab conquest
Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9669803/1-000-year-old-chicken-egg-preserved-human-feces-inside-ancient-cesspit-unearthed-Israel.html

Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by EmptyGarden(m): 5:26pm On Jun 10
These people no really get work o.

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by JunctionBox: 5:31pm On Jun 10
Ok

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Enoch07: 5:32pm On Jun 10
It's alright

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Enoch07: 5:35pm On Jun 10
EmptyGarden:
These people no really get work o.
That's their work.

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by lilvicky68(m): 5:35pm On Jun 10
Make them bring am make I fry chop..

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Dexpro: 5:39pm On Jun 10
lilvicky68:
Make them bring am make I fry chop..
grin

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by TheSTreetman: 6:11pm On Jun 10
EmptyGarden:
These people no really get work o.

What do you think they're doing? undecided

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by tillaman(m): 6:11pm On Jun 10
Better vintage egg!!
E go gel with boiled potato I swear

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by chyzoo4u(m): 6:51pm On Jun 10
The owner of that egg didn't know that after 1000 years, the egg will become celebrity.

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by ChiefSosa(m): 7:01pm On Jun 10
EmptyGarden:
These people no really get work o.
I guess your garden isn't the only thing that's empty...

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by ImmaculateJOE(m): 7:21pm On Jun 10
Oyigbo people and discovery na 5&6.

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by iamyemiakins(m): 7:22pm On Jun 10
ZaramT:
Egg preserved in human poo for 1000Yrs?? Isokay oo BUT WHAT DID THEY USE TO PRESERVE THE POO?
Another angle cheesy

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by MadelnNigeria: 7:28pm On Jun 10
The coptic dolls were used for magic and not toys as inferred by the post

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by mrdharkchild(m): 7:37pm On Jun 10
1000years kill una dia

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by kindlyheart: 8:05pm On Jun 10
lilvicky68:
Make them bring am make I fry chop..

it's hollow inside

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Nickymezor(f): 8:10pm On Jun 10
May b rotten inside

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Draslo(m): 8:20pm On Jun 10
Will they fry the egg? Or do they want us to fry it for them?

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Thegracefulness: 8:38pm On Jun 10
Life is beautiful.

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Mathiasa(m): 9:09pm On Jun 10
small thing them go Say na 500 year or 1000 years, at times self na million years them go call. pls make Oyibo take am easy pls. haba

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Generalwoodz(m): 9:12pm On Jun 10
They should gimme the egg abeg... Buhari has made it very hard for me to afford one. I wan chop egg jor because it has been so long
Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by tatutatu: 9:13pm On Jun 10
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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by cassidy1996(m): 9:28pm On Jun 10
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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Lamasta(m): 10:23pm On Jun 10
mrdharkchild:
1000years kill una dia
Chai grin

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by infogenius(m): 10:38pm On Jun 10
Op, More Grace Sir.
Nice article.
I am learning something from articles like this and what I have come to find out is that science is trying to prove the possibility of everything.

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by solidmyk(m): 11:03pm On Jun 10
The egg is older than your father tongue

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by ekwuemendinso(m): 11:07pm On Jun 10
Una de craze ! Ordinary egg, not stone oo
Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by lilvicky68(m): 11:14pm On Jun 10
kindlyheart:


it's hollow inside
I go put small water shake am..

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by GemUnique(m): 11:29pm On Jun 10
Archeological findings are always funny grin grin

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by bot101(m): 12:34am On Jun 11
EmptyGarden:
These people no really get work o.

When they make multimillion-dollar movies based on these discoveries, you will understand, or even easier, just turn the damn place into a tourist attraction.

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by Shellsploit: 12:52am On Jun 11
MadelnNigeria:
The coptic dolls were used for magic and not toys as inferred by the post

Na make evil spirit no go begin pursue them

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Re: 1000-Year-Old Chicken Egg Perfectly Preserved In Human Poo Unearthed In Israel by ChiefSosa(m): 1:48am On Jun 11
Turn your phone upside down.

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