5 Incredible Historic Treasures Discovered By Accident

5. A 400-Year-Old Skeleton Found Buried In A Backyard

You know when you go to build a fence in your yard and you start digging, only to discover a skeleton from 400 years ago lying in the dirt? Maybe not. But back in 2013, that’s what happened to one unlucky family in Canada, who then got landed with the $5000 bill for paying an archaeologist to come and excavate the body.
5. A 400-Year-Old Skeleton Found Buried In A Backyard

4. A 3,000-Year-Old Sword Found In A River

This story broke just this month, and it’s probably the coolest thing that could ever happen to an 11-year-old.
4. A 3,000-Year-Old Sword Found In A River

3. A 13,000-Year-Old Mastodon Bone By A Creek

Let’s make one thing clear: mastodons are not small creatures. They’re quite large, mammoth even (though they aren’t mammoths). It’s  frankly amazing to think that a mastodon’s bones might go undiscovered in an inhabited area for so long: Imagine being those lucky kids who found them.
3. A 13,000-Year-Old Mastodon Bone By A Creek

2. 13,000-Year-Old Tools Found In A Colorado Backyard

Once again, home renovation led to the discovery of the remains of the past, though in this case the find was a trove of 13,000-year-old stone tools, not a skeleton.
2. 13,000-Year-Old Tools Found In A Colorado Backyard

1. Roman Treasure Found All Over Somerset

You gotta hand it to Somerset. The little county in South West England seems to be a hotbed for old coins, with multiple troves of silver and bronze coins turning up in the region.
1. Roman Treasure Found All Over Somerset