It was more an eggshell than an egg. Most of the contents had leaked out through a crack. But that makes its survival all the more remarkable. And contrary to my dreadful pun above, a little of of the yolk was left inside. The researchers hope to get some DNA from it.
They also found three bone dolls ("Coptic dolls") in the cesspit.
For the fourth-century mosaic found recently at the site (Yavne) and mentioned in the article, see here.
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