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30 Times People Found The Unexpected Old Things That Will Blow Your Mind



Some of us get lucky to find some interesting and unexpected old things in the house like grandpa’s old camera or a rock with a cool fossil imprint. But some are luckier to find quirky old pieces of history.

People started sharing the odd old items not just that we find in the basement. From old coins and ancient Buddha carvings to vintage music typewriters – We are definitely stunned by seeing these unexpected old things and if you have some antique objects don’t forget to share them with us!

#1 My Friend Just Found This Little Statue While Digging In His Own Garden

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The archeologists from the museum told him that it is probably from a grave dating back to 4,000 years ago. It has been found in Castell’ Arquato, PC, Italy. He donated it to the Museum of Parma.

#2 A construction company in Jiangxi Province caused this reservoir level to sink 10 feet, revealing a 600-year-old carving of Buddha, possibly from the Ming dynasty

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#3 These lock keys with beautiful and intricate design

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#4 My Barbershop Still Uses Their Original Cash Register From 1904

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#5 2000-Year-Old Green Serpentine Stone Mask Found At The Base Of The Pyramid Of The Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico

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#6 Old European Houses Have A Shoe Scraper By The Door So That You Could Clean The Mud Off Your Soles Before Entering

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#7 Found This Coin In My Grandma’s Collection Of Old Stuff. Turns Out, It’s From The Year 1797

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#8 I Found This Old Lightbulb In My Grandparents’ House Finished In 1902 And It Still Works

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#9 Friend found an arrowhead as he was splitting logs

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#10 Found a Roman Coin in France through metal detecting. The picture is Emperor Constantine 1 which means this was minted in Trier or Treveri, Germany from around 330 A.D

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#11 My Grandfather Had A Miniature Set Of All Of Shakespeare’s Plays. It’s 111 Years Old

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#12 Here’s late grandma’s old TV from 1962 complete with the operating guide and warranty card

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#13 A Nice Couple Found My Great Grandpa’s Purple Heart In A Forclosed Home In A Box Labeled “Trash” And Returned It To My Family

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#14 This antique light bulb had it’s filaments shaped into flowers

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#15 Great Aunt’s nursing kit from a century ago is filled with cocaine tablets and a syringe

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#16 I Found This Taped Up In The Toy Aisle Of Goodwill. Couldn’t Tell What It Did But Thought I Could Detail It. Took A $3 Gamble And Then This Happened

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#17 A page of an illustration of the ship in a Captain’s Log. 1777

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#18 Grandpa Still Uses A Decades-Old Computer That Still Runs DOS, Typing And Printing And Storing Things On Floppies

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#19 An antique door with a keyhole even drunkards will find easy to use. Regensburg, Germany, 1380

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#20 What a gorgeous, antique aquarium

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#21 I Found These 60-Year-Old Condoms In My Basement

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#22 An old, well-preserved monopoly set was hidden in the walls of a house from 1925

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#23 36 Vettes From An 80s Promtional. One From Each Production Year From 1953 To 1989 Found Sitting In A Nearly Abandoned New York City Storage Lot For About 25 Years

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#24 Inside Grandpa’s bomber jacket from WW2…

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#25 This is a vintage music typewriter from the 1950s

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#26 An Old Cup That Keeps Your Moustache Dry

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#27 I Found This Cleaning Out Grandma’s House

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#28 There are parts of New Orleans where horse hitches are still erected

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#29 Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic

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#30 An old sundial that shows the time in different parts of the world

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