37 Historical Items Unearthed By Surprised Construction Workers

Old houses of the Louis XIII Period. Credit: Flickr

2. A Mummified Toddler in a Parisian Apartment

Finding a corpse never seems like a pleasant experience. The prospect seems even worse if the body is that of a baby, and it is located in the walls of your home. In 1850, a young Parisian couple was having their apartment remodeled when the mummified corpse of a baby fell out of one of their walls. Of course, suspicion initially fell upon the couple, as there was no indication of where the body would have come from. Eventually, they determined that the baby had been dead for quite a while, and they found no further information about who the child was.