Decorative Ostrich Eggs, Mermaids
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 499
- Jun 1, 2020 6:00 pm
- 53:06 mins
Antique Carved Ostrich Eggs Guest: Tamar Hodos, Reader in Mediterranean Archeology, University of Bristol Carved ostrich eggs were all the rage in the ancient Mediterranean. Not easy to get, as some unlucky servant would have to steal an egg from a giant jealous bird who could kill a human with a single kick. Then they had to be cured for many months and then carved. Ever tried to carve an eggshell? More information about Hodos' research can be found here. Weeki Wachee Mermaids Guest: Rita King, “Legendary Siren Mermaid,” and volunteer, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Meet a real-life mermaid who works hard to conserve the beauty of the Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida.