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An egg with a series of mottled brown ridges that appear to spell out "Allah is great" in Arabic will go on display in a mosque in Cape Town, one of the men who found the egg said yesterday.

The egg was bought from a farmer on Monday by a group of Muslims holding religious classes at Maccasar, about 40 miles from Cape Town.

One of the men, Faizel Eksteen, 45, said the wording was a sign that God exists. "If I see an atheist now, I will show him proof," said Eksteen.

The egg has been handed over to a mosque in Cape Town's Woodstock suburb and will be displayed there, Eksteen said, adding that he hoped that it could then go on a tour of the Cape Town area.

- AP, Cape Town