Treasures are found all the time, from ancient artefacts to modern masterpieces, but most of the time they’re only discovered after extensive research. Here are the stories of the top 10 most amazing treasures to ever be found by accident.
Treasure number 7 is the Dead Sea Scrolls that were were discovered in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea between the years 1947 and 1956. The area is 13 miles east of Jerusalem and is 1300 feet below sea level. The mostly fragmented texts, are numbered according to the cave that they came out of. They have been called the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times. It is not known who wrote the scrolls, although some scholars have credited an ascetic desert sect called the Essenes.