Imagine: you work for a construction company or a development firm, and all you want is to complete your next project as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Then, you find a mummified human toe. Or dinosaur bones. Or a king of England.
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Strange and wonderful things are being dug up all the time around the planet, giving us glimpses into the past that, more often than not, we never expected to find. We all know about major archaeological digs in places like Egypt, China, and the Middle East, but sometimes, it's the places we least expect that turn up the most fantastic finds.This week's news about a historic Revolutionary War ship being dug up in Virginia is just the next chapter in a saga of amazing discoveries at construction sites.
Keep reading to learn about some of the most monumental finds that workers never saw coming...