Archaeologists, working to unearth the ancient industrial area of the Byzantine period in Israel, have found a thousand-year-old hen’s egg from the Abbasid period. The egg, which was found intact, was smashed in the lab where it was taken for research.
A thousand-year-old egg from the Abbasid period has been discovered by Israeli archaeologists.
According to reports from CNN Turk, the chicken egg was discovered during excavation work in Yavneh, Israel. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Institution, working in the industrial area of the ancient city, managed to remove the egg that remained intact in a septic tank without breaking it.
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Archaeologists noted that they were surprised that the egg had been preserved for centuries without cracking or rotting.
Authorities said the egg had fallen or been placed in the septic tank and was covered with waste that kept it in airless conditions.
However, the egg, which had remained intact for centuries, was broken after being taken to the lab for analysis. According to experts, even if the egg is broken, it still has a chance for DNA research, because some of the yolk remains.
Israeli archaeologists attempt to unearth an ancient Byzantine industrial site in Yavneh.