In Scotland, one farmer made what is perhaps one of the largest discoveries after moving aside a few stones. He had no idea, but what he discovered was a house buried under the ground.
There was much more than a small home though. This farmer discovered the lost city of Skara Brae. This is believed to be one of the oldest settlements in Great Britain and has some of the most interesting history you will ever find.
The former moved aside a stone on the island of Orkney and found this:
It led to a house. It was buried under the ground, but had lots of space inside.
Believe it or not, this is the lost city of Skara Brae. It is believed to be very old. About 5,000 years old actually, which means it dates back farther than the pyramids.
Being covered in sand dunes, this is one of the most well preserved historic locations in the world.
Most of the city was destroyed except for 8 houses, which were very well preserved. It is believed these houses held 50 to 100 people.
The homes also have a waterproof basin in the middle. This is where they were believed to keep fish, which was a large part of their diet then.
All the homes are connected by underground tunnels, however they all have stones blocking the entrances for privacy.
The huts had quite a few rooms, with one larger one for what would be the head of the household.
It is amazing to think about what a simple action of moving a few stones led to one of the greatest discoveries in recent history.