Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists in Yavne find an unbroken chicken’s egg while excavating an ancient cesspit dating from the Islamic period roughly 1,000 years ago. Only a few ancient chicken eggs have ever been found intact. The egg was preserved nestled in the soft contents of a cesspit.
The large-scale archaeological excavations have discovered an extensive and diverse industrial area dating from the Byzantine period. The excavations are part of an urban expansion project in the city.