The earth is rife with undiscovered wonders just waiting to be unveiled, and when you start digging you never really know what you are going to uncover. While we are all aware that there are people out there that are digging and dusting away, it isn’t often that we “check in” to see what crazy things they are actually finding! In this list we will go over 20 historical finds that bring history to life.

Lower Part Of Leg

In 2008 the lower part of a leg and foot with a sandal were uncovered in Sagalassos, Turkey.


It was a piece of the giant statue of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius(reign 161-180 A.D.)

Tut’s Mummy

While going through Tut’s Mummy, these astonishing daggers were found, one of them was made with an iron blade, gold handle, and crystal tip on it.

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Tests were done on this blade In 2016, and discovered that this was no ordinary dagger. It was made not from just iron but from “meteoric iron” that came from the stars.

Pyramids Of Sudan

These interesting pyramids were actually built by one of Africa’s very first civilizations,

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Making this find all that more interesting.

Block Of Sandstone

Found in the ruins of Olympia was a circa 6th century B.C.E. A 315 lb. block of sandstone,

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Carved into the sandstone was the inscription, “Bybon, son of Pholos, threw this over his head with one hand.” Doesn’t this just take you back to this time and place? You can envision the individual carving the inscription on the sandstone.

Mummified Crocodiles 

Someone discovered over 300 mummified crocodiles inside the Temple of Kom Ombo,


a double temple dedicated to Sobek and Horus. I’m not sure if I would be intrigued, terrified, or maybe a little bit of both. Nonetheless they are pieces of history literally frozen in time.

Helmets And Weapons

Helmets and weapons from the famed 6th-century BC naval Battle of Alalia were discovered in

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Paestum and Velia archaeological dig site.

New Imperial Head

During an excavation archeologist uncovered a new Imperial head.

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The weathered marble head was found during renovations to Insernia, a town located in south-central Italy.

Stone Sculptures

Found in the nenbutsu-Ju Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan were 1200 sculptures,

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Each with a unique expression on their face.

Iberian Lioness

The “Lioness Of Baena” was discovered at Minguillar Hill (Baena, Córdoba), Spain

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The sculpture is from th century B.C. and was built by ancient iberian people.

Wooden Boat

French archaeologists found a 5,000-year-old wooden boat while on an expedition in Egypt

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Mohammed Ibrahim, the antiquities minister, said, ‘It goes back to the era of Pharaoh Den, one of the First Dynasty kings’.

Glass Mosaic

A team of archaeologists from Ankara University found stunning 2000 year old glass mosaics

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The mosaics are from the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey.

Leather Shoe

Found in a cave in Armenia was a 5,500 year old leather shoe, complete with laces and everything.

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The perfectly preserved shoe predates the Great Pyramids of Giza by 1,000 years, and it is 400 years older than Stonehenge.

Romen Skeleton

A Roman skeleton from a lime fort cemetery,

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in Bulgaria, recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Bronze Mirror

This beautiful historical specimen is a bronze mirror from an Etruscan tomb. 465-450 BC.

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If you want to see this mirror up close and personal you can visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where you will find it on display.


Archaeologists have been unearthing this site for many years,

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They discovered buried beneath the dirt the oldest temple in the entire world, Göbeklitepe, Urfa.


At the Malton Museum in Malton, North Yorkshire

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There is a footprint of a Roman boy on display, among many other ancient finds.

Cuneiform Tablets

The Yale Babylonian Collection was established in 1911, and houses an impressive display of many different ancient artifacts.

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This includes Old Assyrian cuneiform tablets.


A 2000 year old Thracian chariot buried alongside the skeletal remains of horses, a dog, and a nobleman from Thrace,

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The chariot was unearthed by a team of archaeologists led by Veselin Ignatov in 2008.


In Kyiv, Ukraine,

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a sarcophagus with the remains of King of Rus Yaroslav the Wise and his wife Queen Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden

Green Serpentine Mask

A remarkable discovery was made when archaeologists found a 2,000-Year-Old Realistic Green nestled Inside an Ancient Pyramid.

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Mexico is full of incredible archeology that gives insight about its rich pre-Columbian history.