The strangest and most mystical finds made by accident by ordinary people
Old houses keep a lot of secrets, and one of them the Americans Nick and Patrick managed to uncover during the renovation: they found hidden compartments in the walls filled with bottles of hundred-year-old whiskey.
3. Terracotta Army
One of the largest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century was made quite by accident: in 1974, seven Chinese peasants were digging a well and, in the course of their work, stumbled upon a clay figurine, which was mistaken for a Buddha statue. Dishes, terracotta bricks and bronze arrowheads were found nearby. Farmer Yang Zhifa decided to sell all this, but he was paid only 10 yuan for two wagons of ancient artifacts.
Only after the start of excavations, scientists were able to assess the significance of the find: the famous Terracotta Army was pulled out of the ground – 8,000 soldiers guarding the mausoleum of the first emperor of the Qin dynasty. Archaeologists have not yet excavated the tomb itself, fearing damage to the burial. aw/om/awomazqneyw4gg4wwckgs0wow.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>