Exploring Unseen History: Rare Discoveries Offer New Perspectives

By Sophia Maddox | March 9, 2024

Ladder 3 was one of the first firetrucks to show up on September 11, 2001

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!

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First responders to the World Trade Center attacks on the morning of September 11, 2001 charged head first into the chaos and disarray of the morning and many of them didn’t survive. One piece of equipment stands as a monument to their courage; Ladder 3. This truck was driven by Captain Patrick Brown and firefighters, and as they lost their lives when the North Tower toppled the front of the truck suffered a similar fate. The front of the truck was ripped off as the building collapsed, leaving it to fester in the wreckage. After the clean up of the area the truck was placed in a hangar at JFK International Airport before it was moved to the Memorial Museum in 2011. 

Archaeologists uncovered the remains of a Thracian carriage and two horses that appear to have been buried upright

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This is hard to see but it’s the way things went in ancient Bulgaria. In 2013 archaeologists discovered an entire carriage connected to the skeletons of two complete horses in the village of Svestari in north-east Bulgaria. The carriage has all four wheels, seat, and boot, and it’s believed that they were the property of a member of Thracian nobility. The horses were likely led through a narrow hole and put out of their misery before they were buried. This find is one of a kind and it’s unlikely that archaeologists are ever going to find anything that’s as well preserved.