History is all around us, and if you look hard enough, sometimes it can be right under your feet... in the basement. Here is a list of people who made unintentional 'archeological' discoveries and then found a way to put them to good use.


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Some of the artifacts are small, like coins hidden in the wall, while others are more permanent features to the structure of the building, such as an old well in the floor. No matter the size we can all agree it's pretty cool to come across clues that tell us about times past, so scroll down below and enjoy these 'rare antiquities.' Don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1 Pulled Up The Carpet At The House, And Guess What I Found!

Pulled Up The Carpet At The House, And Guess What I Found!

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Aaron Kara 2 months ago

Now you can argue with your family all over again, but bigger!

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#2 Treasure In My Bathroom

Treasure In My Bathroom

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Ladies and Gentlemen 2 months ago

Wow, wow wow. I wonder the story behind, how can one leave that ring? What happened to original owners!

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#3 I Was Helping My Dad Move Into His New Office, When We Found A Trapdoor

I Was Helping My Dad Move Into His New Office, When We Found A Trapdoor

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diane a 2 months ago

I would be fascinated to go through all that stuff

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#4 This Vintage Space Themed Wallpaper Found Under 3 Layers Of Other Wallpaper In An Old Farm House

This Vintage Space Themed Wallpaper Found Under 3 Layers Of Other Wallpaper In An Old Farm House

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Night Owl 2 months ago

That'd be cool for a kids' room

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#5 The Walgreens In My Neighborhood Used To Be A Bank And They Used Its Vault As Their Vitamin Section

The Walgreens In My Neighborhood Used To Be A Bank And They Used Its Vault As Their Vitamin Section

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

I've seen restaurants built in old banks where you can eat in the vault... Very cool

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#6 Friend Was Redecorating His New House And Found This Under A Layer Of Wallpaper

Friend Was Redecorating His New House And Found This Under A Layer Of Wallpaper

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Night Owl 2 months ago (edited)

You should definitely find a way to restore it and not cower it again

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#7 Found A Paw Print On A Brick Wall

Found A Paw Print On A Brick Wall

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Max L. 2 months ago

Possibly comes directly from the brick factory !

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#8 The Table At This Pub Has A Well In The Middle Of It (England)

The Table At This Pub Has A Well In The Middle Of It (England)

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Ladies and Gentlemen 2 months ago

That is really cool, anyone knows where exactly it is?

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#9 Untouched 1800's Cemetery Preserved In The Basement Of A Tall Building Built Over It

Untouched 1800's Cemetery Preserved In The Basement Of A Tall Building Built Over It

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LittleGrayMouse 2 months ago

That's rather creepy

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#10 Our New Apartment Has A Little Milk Door Under The Cabinets

Our New Apartment Has A Little Milk Door Under The Cabinets

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Samantha Comerford 2 months ago

That is so cute .

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