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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20 Historians Share The Biggest ‘Go To Hell Moments’ In History, And It’s Way More Interesting Than What We Learned In School

The culture and lifestyle of the people in the past were probably very different from ours, but badassery has always been there in every culture. Yes, historical people were pretty savage too!

This Reddit thread shares some of the biggest ‘go to hell’ moments in history that are quite interesting to know. Scroll below to read them and enjoy learning history!

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Symphony No. 7 (Shostakovich) was played in besieged Leningrad. And it was broadcasted on the radio, so nazi soldiers could hear it.

Imagine hearing “F**K YOU” from a city that you thought was already dead.


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In the late 1980s Nintendo and Sony developed a CD add-on for the Super Nintendo. Nintendo then pulled out of the partnership and opted to work with Phillips instead and released the CD-i.
This move was highly frowned upon because Nintendo had decided to ditch a fellow Japanese company over a foreign one. So Sony picked up the pieces of the project and tried to partner with Sega. The board of directors turned the idea down saying “that’s a stupid idea, Sony doesn’t know how to make hardware. They don’t know how to make software either. Why would we want to do this?”
At the end Sony released a game system by the name of Playstation in 1994 to compete with the Nintendo 64 and outsold their former partners nearly 3:1 plus it marked the first time that Nintendo wasn’t top dog since they released the NES.


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The story of Khutulun, who was Genghis Khan’s great-great-granddaughter. She said she would marry whomever could beat her in a wrestling contest. If she won though, they had to give her 100 horses.

She died unmarried, with 10,000 horses.


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British prisoner of war in Nazi germany stitches a quilt. The Nazis put it out for show. Hidden in Morse code stitched in were the words “f**k hitler” and “god save the Queen”


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The first cell phone. The first call ever made from a cell phone was to a competitor’s landline. Big d**k energy


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This is more petty, but when Taft bragged to his friends via telegram about scaling a mountain on horseback, that it was a few thousand feet, clear weather, all in all not too difficult, his friend replied, “HOW IS HORSE?”


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How about the moment slaves in Haiti realized they outnumbered their captors almost 10 to 1, revolted, and ultimately won their independence.


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In the 1970s the small town of Vulcan, West Virginia asked for state funding to replace a bridge into town. The state legislature refused to grant Vulcan the funding they needed. Instead the town appealed to the Soviet Union for aid. After hearing about the request, the state legislature immediately granted over $1 million for the town to build a new bridge.

If a small town in WV asking for soviet funding in the middle of the Cold War isn’t a big middle finger to the state government, then I don’t know what is.


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Galvarino: Chilean warrior who had both his hands cut off by the conquistadors for raising arms against the Spanish. Instead of letting himself serve as a message of helplessness in the face of the invaders the crazy bastard strapped swords to his stumps and went on the warpath.


“Stop sending people to kill me! We’ve already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle… If you don’t stop sending killers, I’ll send a very fast working one to Moscow and I certainly won’t have to send another.”

Tito to Joseph Stalin

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So when France exiles Napoleon Bonaparte (the first time), they didn’t think to change out military personnel. So he basically rolls up to the first French outpost he gets to, says “‘sup” and begins reassembling an army. By the time he gets to Paris, he’s got enough forces that France is like “well. Welcome back.”


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When Robert E. Lee decided to side with the South in the Civil War, to spite him the North used his property as a graveyard.

It is now Arlington National Cemetary.


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Sparta to Phillip II

Phillip wrote to Sparta that if he marches into Sparta he will raise the land, burn the crops, rape the women, and just destroy the city. Sparta replies back with a single word.



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Olga of Kiev. When her husband died, the country that killed him assumed they’d just take over and force her into marriage.

She straight up killed the dignitaries that were sent to tell her she had to marry – multiple times, in the most intense way possible.

She then travelled to where her husband had been killed and basically burnt the place to the ground – again, in the most hardcore, amazing way.

They made her a freaking saint. Worth the read on Wikipedia!


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Ferruccio Lamborghini was a rich man owning his company that built tractors, he talked to Ferrari about the imperfections of his car and how to improve them and they basically laughed at a young tractor mechanic trying to tell them about sport cars, so he decided to start making luxury sport cars to compete with Ferrari and thus, the rivalry was born. So i’d say the middle finger of this guy to Ferrari was pretty noticeable.


A pirate known as jean lefitte had a bounty of $500 put on him by a governor. So he put a $5000 bounty on the governor

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The Achaemenid Empire had trouble conquering Egypt in the early part of their War so they decided to use the very embodiment of their holy figure against them. They literally had soldiers carry cats with them and painted cat heads on their shields so the Egyptians couldn’t fight back due to their beliefs and surrendered.

They literally pulled a “your god is our frontline”.

This is known as the Battle of Pelusium.


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When Otto von Bismarck was about 50, he was walking down a street when a man ran up to him and shot him five times. Otto then turned around and began to beat the absolute s**t out of him until some armed guards come to help him. When they inspected Otto for wounds, they found that all 5 hit, but they all either just grazed him or bounced off his ribs. Literally the iron chancellor.


“I’d rather go to hell, with my noble ancestors, than to go to heaven and join the likes of you…”

Norse King tried to be converted to Christianity on threat of burning in hell for paganism

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Caesar in his youth, before he became famous, was captured by pirates off the coast of Italy and held hostage.

He promptly befriended the pirates, getting drunk and shared stories while they waited for the ransom to be paid.

Later, after he was released, he went back to find and capture the same pirates, and ordered their deaths because they requested an insultingly low ransom for a man of his stature.

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