From Mummies to Mammoths here are the most incredible, unexpected and secretive discoveries ever made!
8 Tough Tusks
There have been many prehistoric animals discovered over the years, but few if any have be discovered quite like this one. In early 2014 on a construction site in seattle, while excavating, construction workers were dug up more than they bargained for. Up from the ground came an 8 and a half foot mammoth tusk. Paleontologists were quickly called in to investigate, and after carbon dating, it was estimated that the tusk is about 60 thousand years old. The tusk has since been put on display in museums, and caused a significant delay to the construction.
7 A Slightly Older Woman
On a different construction site in Florida a road was being built and one of the workers came across some teeth, but assuming they belonged to some wild animal they were ignored. But then they came across something a little more eyebrow raising, a human toe. And not just any human toe, but a 2 thousand year old toe. After a week of excavating the rest of the human remains were uncovered. The woman was about 5 feet in height and probably wasn’t any older than the age of 30, she is believed to have been a member of the Tequesta native american tribe. Stick around for number 3 to see human remains that were discovered hiding in plain sight.
6 Incredibly Rare Spider Zara Environmental
In over 30 years this little critter hasn’t been seen, in fact many people believed it was entirely extinct, until a multi million dollar highway project took place. In San Antonio, Texas, during a HUGE construction project the spider known as the Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver was seen. Construction was brought to an immediate halt, and a difficult web of confusion has taken place, because many holes have been discovered that resemble the habitat that the spider lives in, so continuation of the construction might be a little bit difficult. The spider is no bigger than a dime, who knew something so small to have such a huge impact!
5 Live Bomb From World War 2
In late 2013, a construction site in Belgrade turned into a potentially dangerous situation when they unearth a bomb. The bomb was massive, like one ton massive. Obviously the construction was immediately halted, and it didn’t take long to find out that the bomb was German and from world war two. It turned out the bomb contained over 1300 pounds of live explosives. Had the bomb gone off several city blocks would have been decimated. What’s really cool is that after the bomb was discovered it was taken to a military base and detonated in a controlled setting.
4 Bunch O Diamonds
Wouldn’t it just be awesome to buy a new business and while rooting around doing some work you find a pile of diamonds? Well just that happened to Tim Jones in Fresno, California. After hiring a construction crew to renovate the place they found a nice fat pile of diamonds. They must of been left behind by the previous owner who passed away, causing the property to be sold by his daughter. There have since been legal battles over who owns the diamonds.
3 Buddhist Statue
2 The Terracotta Army
1 The Lascaux Cave