Couple Finds Revolutionary War Treasures Buried Under Home

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Couple Unearths 18th Century Treasure Buried Under Home
What would you do if you started finding treasures from the Revolutionary War right under your home?

PHILADELPHIA -- What would you do if you started finding Revolutionary War-era artifacts while renovating your home? That's exactly what happened to Melissa and Matt Dunph, who accidentally unearthed a treasure trove of 18th-century artifacts right beneath their home in Philadelphia.

"It's essentially a latrine. Before they had plumbing in Philadelphia, they would dig these holes into the ground and line them with bricks and build a commode," says Melissa, who along with her husband, became amateur archaeologists after discovering a series of artifacts, such as glass bottles, plates, pots, and more that were discarded down a 'privy' hole during the 18th century.

Watch to learn more about this rare find and the priceless artifacts this couple has found right beneath their home!

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