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500 year old Easter Egg discovered in Lviv

Ornate pysanky, an 500-year-old Ukrainian Easter egg was found at a depth of 5.5 meters as Kiyv post reports. During an obviously gentle excavation of a 15th-16th century rainwater collection system on Shevska St. in central Lviv in Ukraine. The excavation resulted in finding one of the oldest Easter eggs ever discovered in world more so by Lviv archaeologists, according to the Rescue Archaeological Service (RAS) at the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine.

Junior arcaheology researcher, Ostap Lazurko, at RAS noted the next: “Previously Kyivan Rus’ pysankas dated to the 12th-13th centuries were found in Zhydachiv, Lviv Region and Khrinnyky, Volyn Region, but these were ceramic eggs while this one is real.

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This Easter egg Pysanky is actually made on an egg shell, most likely from a goose egg and luckily is very well preserved – almost 90% which is fascinating”

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“Previously, Kyivan Rus pysankas dated to the 12th-13th centuries were found in Zhydachiv, Lviv region, and Khrinnyky in Volyn region, but these were ceramic eggs. This one is made on an egg shell, most likely from a goose egg. And it is very well preserved, almost 90 percent,” a junior research officer of the Rescue Archaeological Service, Ostap Lazurko, said.

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