Even the humblest of villages can host immeasurable wealth if you think to look. Unknown to the residents of this humble village in Uttar Pradesh, India, an extraordinary fortune dating 5,000 years into the past lay buried underneath their homes.
All it took to change the course of Mandi Village’s history was an accidental discovery. As a farmer leveled the fertile soil to yield next season’s harvest, he stumbled upon two copper containers. Inside, jewelry made of gold, onyx, and other gems were traced back to the Indus Valley civilization. The treasure was found, but people still look to Mandi Village for more.
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