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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

First-Ever Evidence of 16th Century Festive Pysanka Eggshell Discovered in Western Ukraine

Blogpost by Ihor Cap

A 500-year old Pysanka was discovered by Ukrainian archeologists in Western Ukraine. The decorative goose egg is not only the oldest find in the city of Lviv but also the oldest in all of Europe. Ninety percent of the intricate designs remain intact on this festive egg. It was found about 5.5 metres below one of the 15th-16th centuries water collectors out in front of a downtown building where archeological excavation work was being performed.  No one has ever found any “written” designs on an eggshell before. The find is significant because, until now, the earliest pysanky found in ancient Ukraine date back to the 12th-13th centuries, and these existed only in ceramic form.
Based on the Following Source: Junior archeological scientific worker, Ostap Lazurko, reporting on a YouTube post  Published on Aug 9, 2013.

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Additional Reading About the History of Pysanky, see

Pysanka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia