The archaeological team at BuckinghamShire found something unusual, including a 1700-year-old Roman egg, during the excavation. The archaeological department said. Roman eggs are likely to be used in fertility rituals.
According to archaeologists, a 9-year long excavation was performed at the berry fields houses development site near the Roman village of marston. In addition to eggs, experts found antique leather shoes, wooden utensils, tools and a very rare basket.
In Roman tradition , eggs were likely to be used in fertility rituals and egg shells have also been found in other Roman locations in the UK, but never full eggs have been found. British experts believe that eggs and baskets may have been placed in the pit as a meal offering at a religious event. Experts called the discovery unusual, saying it was incredible for us.
Oxford archaeologists intend to publish a book on the results of the Barry Fields site. They say the revelations helped create a clearer picture of life in Roman Flat Marston and the surrounding villages.
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This is something I would never have known. You brought it to my attention. Thank you.
Yeah , this discovery is consider as big achievement in UK archaeology history.
Excavations always spring surprises.
Yeah very well said , thanks for comments
I read about it too, it is amazing.
Yeah , we are looking for research on this and hopefully something positive will come out
This is a very valuable find.
Yeah , well said and indeed this is really great find
I know nothing about this story but was interesting.
This is indeed great achievement by archaeologist
It’s a fascinating story. The items were preserved in what had turned into a bog. Four eggs were found, but three of them broke as they were being discovered – giving forth a very bad small as they did so. It is no surprise that they had gone off a bit after all that time!
Yeah , I agree with Indexer , and thank you for more detail information on this.
I don’t know anything about Roman eggs, so this was really interesting to read.
When i heard i was surprised , In fact i love archaeological history.