Buried treasures uncovered by building work
When construction workers get to work on a building project, they never know what they might find.
While what lies under a building, or behind its walls, is often just debris
sometimes treasure and amazing artifacts are waiting to be discovered.
finest finds discovered hidden on construction sites.
Hildesheim Treasure This Roman drinking vessel was part of the so-called Hildesheim Treasure discovered by Prussian soldiers when they were expanding their shooting range at Hildesheim Galgenberg, in what is now Germany, back in 1868.
The trove consisted of more than 70 silver items for eating and drinking, and is thought to date back to the reign of Emperor Augustus, around the birth of Christ.