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Elephant Bird Egg Auction Inspires a Hunt

9 April 2013

On April 24, Christie's auction house will give buyers a crack at nabbing an elephant bird egg. "Any whole eggs found today in Madagascar are legally the property of the Malagasy government," said Professor Mike Parker Pearson (UCL Institute of Archaeology). "So no more complete eggs will ever come on the open market, and that must make these very few eggs already in museum and private collections very valuable." Read: National Geographic