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That’s the Lloyd’s bank coprolite: a genuine, preserved, 9th century viking poop.
This coprolite (human feces) was discovered in 1972 in York under what was to become a local bank. As such, it’s been named the Lloyds Bank coprolite, or more colloquially, the Lloyds Bank turd.
Paleoscatologists determined that the human who deposited this now-renowned, seven-inch specimen had a diet of meat and bread. Unfortunately for that poor, long-dead soul, they also had a handful of intestinal issues. The scat was scattered with Whipworm and Maw-worm eggs, which would have caused stomach aches and other more unfortunate gastrointestinal symptoms.
I didn’t even know that Maw-worms existed, so naturally I google image-searched. I do know that things under extreme enlargement are often cute (tardigrades) or horrifying (maw-worms) Whipworms are the more commonly known trichonosis parasites, for which poop is an important part of their life-cycle.
So, there you have it: a dump that is “precious as the crown jewels.”