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Image caption Two ostrich eggs found in the "Isis tomb", an elite burial at Etruscan Vulci (Italy). If you wanted to give an extravagant gift 5,000 years ago, you might have chosen an ostrich egg. Now some of these beautiful Easter egg-sized objects are in London's British Museum. The eggs were found in Italy but their origins have long been a mystery - ostriches are not indigenous to Europe. Now, research into the museum's collection by an international team of archaeologists reveals new insights into their history. People across Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa traded ostrich eggs up to 5,000 years ago, in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Eggs were decorated in many ways - painted, ad... Full story

9 April