Earlier this week, I wrote a post about a rolling stone tomb that was found near Megiddo. It was found accidentally by a construction crew while they were widening the road. This morning, FoxNews.com of a Byzantine Era church building that was found in Israel recently. In the story, I thought one paragraph was interesting.
The discovery was made during a routine salvage excavation conducted by the IAA prior to the construction of a new neighborhood in the area. (Emphasis mine.)
Again, another historical discovery found accidentally while doing something else...in this case, clearing for a new neighborhood.
(Photo courtesy of Yoli Shwartz/Israel Antiquities Authority.)