There are many stories about weird things found during construction. Sometimes workers come across old buried cars, WWII bombs or even old ships. Here is a list with some of the weirdest things ever found at building sites. In case you have heard some interesting stories, or you yourself have experience finding strange/weird artifacts, you are welcome to share these in the comment section.
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1. An old 18th Century Ship
In Alexandria, Virginia, construction workers were working on a new hotel when they discovered a old war-era ship. It is believed to have been deliberately sunken between 1775 and 1798.
2.A VW Bug
Maybe he took it a step too far?
3. 1957 Chevrolet station wagon
Anyone else thinking that was not the best solution?
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4. Liquor storage
Can we assume that these guys had a fun Friday bar that week?
5. Secret safe of a famous druglord
After the days of the infamous druglord, Pablo Escobar, there have come new owners to his many houses. One is in Miami Beach, Florida, where the new owner decided to tear the house down. In the process, the demolition crew found a secret safe. Unfortunately, we don’t know what the safe contained.
Photo credit: Loren Davis
On a construction project to expand the Oregon State University, construction workers found ancient bones. One of the biggest bones discovered was a mammoth femur, 5 feet long.
7. A brand new 1953 C1 Corvette
Well, you know what they say: “Better late than never”.
8. Dinosaur eggs
These eggs were found in the Chinese city of Heyuan. The eggs were found by workers during the repairment of a road. 19 of them were completely intact, and the largest of them were 5 inches (13 cm) in diameter.
9. 600 kilos of Roman coins
The coins are believed to have been stored to pay soldiers or civil servants. Some of the coins studies so far, bear images of the emperors, Constantine and Maximian.
10. One-ton WWII bomb
That’s one big bomb!
11. 700-hundred-old mummy
Imagine finding that.
12. Time capsule
13. A 10 meter-long Anaconda
Let’s hope they were not afraid of snakes.
14. A skull with a bullet
15. A bank safe
16. Stone arrow heads
It’s a good thing that nowadays you don’t need stone weapons in order to have a dinner, isn’t it?
17. A whole whale carcass
18. A grenade
The moment when you find a grenade at work and suddenly the saying, “it’s the little things that matter”, gets a whole new meaning.
19. Letter to Santa
It might not sound like a big thing, but the letter was from 1943 by a young boy named David. So what were his wishes? He wished for a silk tie, slippers, pencil box and chalk. The construction workers who found the letter, even made sure that David got what he wished for. See that in the video below.
20. 1,800 year old sarcophagus
In Israel, a estimated 1,800 year-old sarcophagus were found. The workers that found it, decided to pull the coffin out of the ground with a tractor, resulting in damaging it. The Israeli authorities head about the discovery afterwards, and the workers could now be facing up to 5 years in prison. Let’s hope they have learned their lesson on that one.
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Special thanks to Lazar Stanev for his contribution to this article!