Archaeologists spend their entire lives searching for historical artifacts, buried riches, or holy relics. Sometimes, only to come up short. However, construction workers sometimes stumble into historical artifacts without ever meaning to or knowing the items’ worth. This article will take a look at some of the remarkable, stunning, and sometimes upsetting discoveries made at construction sites.
1. A Child’s Letter to Santa Claus from 1943
They found the letter in a fireplace during the demolition of an old home. The construction worker, Mr. Shaw, a father of two, decided to seek out the writer on social media. The letter’s author, named David, asked Father Christmas for “a Rupert annual, a drum box of chalks, soldiers and Indians, slippers, and any little toys he has to spare,” and signed off with lots of kisses. When found, the letter was estimated to be around sixty or seventy years old. According to Mr. Shaw, it didn’t take long to see David, since everyone on Facebook got behind the trend.