Secret room full of artifacts found in New Zealand

Published on December 11th, 2012 | by Admin


A secret underground room found in the foundations of a 1970s office block in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been opened, revealing a collection of 19th century artifacts.

When the secret room was opened in March, 1600 treasures from the 19th century were discovered, including a ladies fob watch, a brooch, mustard pots, cutlery, bottles and china.

Underground Overground Archaeology director Katharine Watson said the find was “amazing and surprising”.

“It was under a multi-storey office building so we didn’t expect to find a thing. You don’t expect much to survive construction of those buildings,” she said.

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