There is nothing better than finally buying your house. Folks have plans like what room is going to be used for what, where furniture will be placed, and deciding what wall colours works best. This is all part of the fun. Not to mention all the memories to be made in your new nest.
If you are handy and creative, chances are you are going to take some things out, even redo the layout in the living room, or simply update it if it's an older home. For most folks doing renovations, the hard part is pulling things off. Nothing much is found except maybe hideous print linoleum underneath a floor board or tacky wallpaper.
Nonetheless, some homeowners got the surprise of a lifetime when they discovered hidden items lying around.
How it crossed the ocean is unknown since is was commissioned by the last Czar of Russia Nicholas II in 1912. The figurine fetched $5.2 million at an auction.