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ancient Sardis egg An inverted bowl, covering another bowl with a ritual deposit, emerges from the earth at Sardis. The bowls contained a ritual deposit of a coin, small metal implements and an egg. The intact deposit mirrors similar discoveries made by Princeton University archaeologists 100 years ago, although those discoveries were not intact.
Image credit: Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/Harvard University
Image date: 2013

ancient Sardis egg An enigmatic ritual deposit, found intact beneath the floor of a first century Roman house in Sardis, a key archaeological site of the classic world in modern Turkey. The deposit, found inside two bowls, included a number of small implements, a unique coin and an egg. The hole in the egg was made in antiquity.
Image credit: Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/Harvard University
Image date: 2013

ancient Sardis egg Scholars digging at Sardis, the capital of ancient Lydia later occupied by Greeks and Romans. Sardis, in modern Turkey, was the fabled home of King Croesus, the richest man of his day, according to lore.
Image credit: Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/Harvard University
Image date: 2013
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