"This drought reveals that our ancestors died in a drought."
5 Surprising Upsides of Horrible Natural Disasters

#2. Drought Is a Boon to Archaeology
…just last fall, the record low water levels in the Vistula River in Poland uncovered a genuine stash of buried treasure netting more than 12 tons of marble sculptures missing since the 17th century, which were mostly in great condition — no small feat, considering the Vistula’s headwaters probably absorbed boatloads of Russian vodka-piss for a couple of those centuries.

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"This drought reveals that our ancestors died in a drought."

5 Surprising Upsides of Horrible Natural Disasters

#2. Drought Is a Boon to Archaeology

…just last fall, the record low water levels in the Vistula River in Poland uncovered a genuine stash of buried treasure netting more than 12 tons of marble sculptures missing since the 17th century, which were mostly in great condition — no small feat, considering the Vistula’s headwaters probably absorbed boatloads of Russian vodka-piss for a couple of those centuries.

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