30 Times People Renovated Their Homes And Discovered Surprising Things Left Behind By The Previous Owners

Treasures are often found in faraway lands. After all, if you were to hide your riches, why would you hide them in a place everybody can access? There are treasures underground, in mines, in metallic ores. Also, if you’ve watched some pirate movies, there’s even a map to some far-off island towards a treasure chest.

But why do you need a map when you can go treasure hunting at home? That’s right! And these 30 people would love to agree after they found rare and valuable items just in their homes, after being renovated! Check out this list of interesting items they found!

#1 While Tearing Up Their Carpet, My In-Laws Found A Giant Monopoly Board

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#2 Found An Old Monopoly Set In The Walls Of My 1925 House

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#3 Found Old Newspapers Used As Insulation In The Wall Of A 130-Year-Old House

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#4 There’s A Dried Flower In This 165 Years Old Latin Book I Just Found In Our Attic

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#5 This Yardstick I Found In My Attic Is Old Enough To Have A 1 Digit Phone Number

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#6 My Grandfather And I, Found A WWII Purple Heart While Renovating A House He Just Bought

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#7 This Confederate Currency I Found In My Uncle’s Attic

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#8 Refitting Our New Houses Loft (Attic) And Found £500 Of 1981 Currency Wrapped In Insulation

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#9 My Wife And I Are Upgrading Our Kitchen. We Found This Fossil Under The Floor Boards

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#10 Found This While Renovating. Any Idea? Bomb Squad On The Way

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#11 Renovating My Bedroom And Found This

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#12 I Was Cleaning My Attic And Found A Doll House TV With The Twin Towers On It

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#13 Found These (On The Left) Under Old Carpet When We Got Stairs Re-Carpeted. 10 Months After We Moved In Found “Minton” Or Possibly “Pugin” Tiles In The Hallway Under A Laminate

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#14 Found A Steam Room And Hot Tub In My Basement, Behind A Wall During Demolition

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#15 We Have A 23-19! My Friend Found A Monsters Inc. Door While Doing A Recent Renovation

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#16 Beautiful Drawing Found Behind A Wall While Renovating Our Bathroom

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#17 Collection Of Reference Seeds Found In My Grandad’s Attic

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#18 Found A Hidden Attic While Doing A Renovation. It Was A Door To A Hidden Room With Old War Time Newspapers, An Old Bed And Old Photos On The Walls

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#19 Found A Beehive While Renovating An Old House

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#20 I Took A Knife To The Lino In The Bathroom And Found The Original Edwardian Tiles. My Great Great Grandmother Was A Housemaid Here In Cupar In The 1880s

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#21 Found This Locked Safe Under The Carpet Of An Estate Home I Recently Purchased

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#22 Found 83 Gold Coins At The Bottom Of A Coal Container After Renovating The House

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#23 Found Original Homeowner In The Walls Of A Teardown

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#24 Found In A Wall In Vermont

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#25 Renovation Find

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#26 My House Is Built On An Indian Burial Site. I Am Replacing The Furnace, And I Found This Under The Old Furnace

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#27 We Tore Up Some Carpeting In Our House Expecting Concrete But Instead Found This 70’s Masterpiece

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#28 I Took A Wall Out Of My Closet And Found A Makeshift Passageway. With A Large, Heavy, Creepy Basket In It. And The Basket Was Not Empty

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#29 My Friend Found An Invite To Walt Disney’s Daughter’s Wedding While Renovating His House In LA

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#30 Found A Marriage Certificate From 1895 In A Flooded Cabin We Renovated

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Times Historians Had No Idea What Something Was And Women Stepped In And Told Them

In class, I learned that when I don’t understand something, someone else probably does. It’s more useful to learn someone’s perspective in a field than to force your perspective and fail miserably.

That’s the moral lesson to be learned in this viral Twitter thread by Gennifer Hutchison. For her, there are things that male historians and anthropologists get wrong because they usually don’t involve women’s perspectives in their research.

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Writer Gennifer Hutchinson pointed out online that male scientists struggle to figure something out because they restrict women’s access to their fields

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Twitter people shared hilarious examples to further support Gennifer’s point

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