Sometimes the most fascinating pieces of history are lying right in front of us – treasures that have been passed down through generations of our family lie forgotten in attics or basements.

One man knows this all too well; after his grandparents passed away he set to sort through the things they’d left behind in their home.

That’s when he discovered a mysterious underground safe and came across a shocking discovery…

1. Discovering The Underground Safe

Whilst sorting through his deceased grandparents’ belongings, the man discovered an underground safe under their carpet.

2. Exploring

The elderly couple passed their house down to their grandson after they’d died, so he was free to explore to his hearts content.

3. Cleaning Up

The man removed some very dirty carpet in the house, which is when he noticed the unusual underground safe. 

4. Noticing The Safe

Once the mouldy carpet was drawn up, the grandson spotted the safe and was keen to look inside.

5. Opening It Up

The grandson didn’t know the combination to unlock the safe, so he called in a locksmith to help him open it up.

6. An Old Piece

The underground safe was very old, so getting into it wasn’t too much of a problem for the locksmith. 

7. Gaining Access

The lock was popped off from the safe and the men finally had access. But what was inside?

8. An Unexpected Discovery

Once the safe was opened, the grandson was welcomed by what looked like a stack of wet bricks. It turns out a pipe had burst some time ago and flooded the safe.

9. The Bricks Were Actually Books

It turns out the ‘wet bricks’ were actually books of coins that had preserved well considering the length of time they’d been there for.