The Most Bizarre Things Ever Discovered On The Construction Sites

An 1894 time capsule was found under a bridge

Finding things on a construction site is normal. There are people who throw things or sometimes things just fall and then they are found on the sites. But there are a few things which are so strange to be found on a construction site. Below is the list of such strange things which are found on the construction sites. So let’s get started:

13th-century mansion was found under Somerset, England

 

13th-century mansion was found under Somerset, England
13th-century mansion was found under Somerset, England

In the year 2013, at the time of construction of a housing department in England, excavators found the base of a 12th-century mansion. Archaeologists who were working on the site later discovered that there were no historical records associated with the building. There was no sufficient information which was related to the mansion but later a segment of a tile was discovered with a knight painted on that. These tiles were similar to the tiles at Glastonbury Abbey, revealing this has made the mansion more of a historic value.

A 17th-century burial ground was found in Manhattan

In the year 1991, during an excavation in the area of lower Manhattan workers found a 17th-century graveyard where African people enslaved in the Dutch colony of Amsterdam (then) were buried for about a century between the time of the 1690s to 1790s. This led to the stop of building construction and further the archaeological excavation took place and some individual’s remains were identified and after 2 years this ground was recognized as National Historic Landmark.

A 700-year-old well-preserved mummy was found under a Chinese Road

A 700-year-old well-preserved mummy was found under a Chinese Road
A 700-year-old well-preserved mummy was found under a Chinese Road

In the year 2011, the mummy of a woman was found underneath a road in the city of Taizhou, Eastern China. The woman who was the member of the Ming Dynasty was found by the construction team who were working on the road that she was buried under.

An 1894 time capsule was found under a bridge

An 1894 time capsule was found under a bridge
An 1894 time capsule was found under a bridge

In the year 2015, in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park, a 121-year-old time capsule was found by the construction crew. The capsule was a metal box, which was similar to a safe deposit box at a bank. The capsule had a bottle of whiskey, a newspaper from the year 1894, a scroll and few other items. The items were donated to the Highland Folk Museum to study.

A child’s letter to Santa Claus was found in a chimney in the year 1943

A child’s letter to Santa Claus was found in a chimney in the year 1943
A child’s letter to Santa Claus was found in a chimney in the year 1943

The letter was written by a boy named David and the letter was addressed to Santa Claus at the time of Christmas during the year 1943. The letter was safely placed inside a chimney of David’s home. After 72 years, a construction team was working in the house when they found the letter. The letter was returned back to David, after the search and a social media campaign #FindDavid.

Lisa Adams

Lisa is an independent writer and former social policy researcher. She writes on food, agriculture and geopolitics As a reporter for WNL, Lisa covers science and environmental stories.. Originally from the UK, Lisa has spent many years in India where she has written for various publications, most notably the Bangalore-based Deccan Herald for 10 years.

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