Rare Discoveries Show A Different Side To History Than You Already Know

By Sophia Maddox | December 23, 2023

A one-of-a-kind watch that was created for Marie Antoinette the Queen of France as a gift from a male suitor.

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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A pocket watch fit for a Queen, this extremely ornate watch was commissioned for Marie Antoinette by a mystery suitor in 1783 and no expense was spared. Gold was used in lieu of lesser metals which led the time piece to costing more than $30 million. This one-of-a-kind watch has a full calendar, and jumping hour hand, 23 complications and 823 parts. With all of its bits this is considered to be the fifth most complicated watch ever built. Unfortunately, Antoinette never received the watch, it was completed in 1827 – 34 years after she was sent to the guillotine.

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.