Discarded valuables left to rotYou'd think expensive items would be hidden in barns, garages, and sheds.
Not always, as these amazing finds illustrate.
From a 300-year-old statue repurposed as a doorstop to a hidden super-rare vehicle, check out some of the most precious objects found in barns and abandoned buildings.
Ancient Mayan artifacts: $16,500"Junk removal specialist" might not sound like a dream job, but discovering unusual .
Valuable items like these ancient Mayan artifacts has got to be a perk. Nick DiMola, a New York-based junk removal specialist.
discovered these items when cleaning out an abandoned SoHo apartment in 2009.
The haul of ancient figurines, bowls and jugs was valued at $16,500.