1,700-year-old Roman hen’s egg found in UK

If you were looking for the oldest egg, then its traces lead to Great Britain. It was here, on the site of a Roman roadside settlement at Berryfields, that four chicken eggs were found in a boggy hole. One was broken in ancient times, two more cracked and, emitting a sulfuric stench, ceased to be of archaeological value at the time of discovery, and only one was recovered intact. After conducting a micro-computed tomography scan of the egg, archaeologists examined what was inside it.

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