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  • Intact Eggshell Found in Ritual Deposit in Turkey

    on Jan 15, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Roman period, Turkey • with Comments Off on Intact Eggshell Found in Ritual Deposit in Turkey

    Two pots, each containing small bronze tools, a pierced eggshell (one of which was intact), and a coin, have been uncovered on top of the remains of an elite building at Sardis thought to have been destroyed by an earthquake in A.D. 17. A new building had been constructed over the rubble and the deposits. Elizabeth Raubolt of the University of Missouri, Columbia, thinks that the assemblages may have been intended to protect the new building from future disasters. The Roman historian Pliny recorded how people would break or pierce eggshells after eating in order to ward

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