After reading this article, you might quickly change your mind about procrastinating on fixing your plumbing problems. You might begin to imagine the others places in your house where treasures could be hidden and quickly get to fixing and cleaning them up.
There was a man, named Luciano Faggio, who purchased a fixer-upper property in Italy, Leece to be precise. He had a peculiar dream, which was to build a trattoria. He never knew that this purchase was about to turn his whole life around. He quickly found out one day when he had to fix his toilet; the day he became an archaeologist.
Luciano Faggio entered his toilet to find out what exactly was wrong with his sewage system. He had to dig the ground underneath his toilet, but few feet down, he found something unbelievable. He found an hidden empire a whole subterranean world artistically carved underneath his toilet with many levels and many rooms. This discovery was as old as many years before the Christ was born.
Luciano did not make his discovery very public at first. He kept it within his nuclear family but away from his wife. He gathered as many valuables as he could with the help of his sons. These valuables include ancient jewellery with precious stones, ancient pottery, and many other priceless relics. After a few days, his wife noticed that the amount of dirty laundry her husband and her sons had everyday were on a suspicious rise, especially when they did not really go out of the house.
Lots of such discoveries are being made in different parts of the world, but this particular discovery was so huge that it took Luciano and his family lots and lots of days to explore the whole place.
Most of the ancient governments did not properly document and landmark most of their underground architectural structures. So, their wrong has made the lives of archaeologists and random people more interesting. We can also thank faulty plumbing and substandard sewage systems. Luciano will definitely be grateful for discovering a Franciscan chapel, a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, and Knights Templar artworks underneath his broken toilet.
After a while, Luciano’s neighbours became jealous and suspicious, so they called the cops on him. They reported that he was digging for treasures without a legal permission from the authorities. This made him pause his digging to wait about a whole year to receive a legal warrant, before he continued his digging. However, he was not allowed to dig alone. The most valuable of the artifacts were collected by the government, leaving him some fairly valuable artworks. Some of the relics that were taken from him were precious stones and a church ring that had 33 diamonds encrusted to it.
After they had completely finished the tomb raiding, the government still left him a number of items to use to start an independently-run museum in Leece.
At the time that he made the purchase, his dreams were to live with his family, open a restaurant and be happy ever after. However, having to fix some parts of his newly purchased house made it really hard for him follow that dream. Well, it did not just take a dream from him, it gave him another huge dream and helped him realise it. He now owns the Museo Archeologico Faggiano, where he showcases a wide range of artifacts from as old as 2000 years ago.