It’s time for the Good Friday mystery object (the Good relating to the name of the Friday, rather than the quality of the object…). Jumping on board the festive bandwagon, here’s an Easter themed object for you to identify:
I know they’re eggs, but can you work out what laid them?
As usual, put your suggestions and questions in the comments section below and I will do my best to answer.
I think those are the eggs of a humming bird. What kind of humming bird.. No idea!
A Cadburys Mini Chicken?
They do have stuff inside, but it’s really not chocolate… I wouldn’t fancy eating it!
They seem the wrong shape for bird eggs (symmetrical in two axes). Some kind of lizard?
I’d say they were hummingbird eggs, too. Wild guess- bee hummingbird. If not, then a very petite dragon.
Aprilpleurosaurus primus perhaps?
Can’t think why you would have them but Gecko eggs?
We have all sorts of eggs in the museum – historically they were very popular with collectors. Museums often hold quite diverse egg collections from the 19th Century – I should state quite emphatically (and I will go into more detail in my answer on Monday) that collecting bird eggs in the UK is illegal and it is possible to get in a lot of trouble for doing it.