An archaeologist visited an Irish castle for a survey. He never expected to find a 17th century party stash.

By Sarah Larimer, November 13, 2014

Antoine Giacometti was just there for an elevator.

Giacometti, the archaeological director for the organization Archaeology Plan, showed up to survey Rathfarnham Castle in Ireland in the summer. He knew the castle contained some artifacts — it is a historic building, after all — but the tower that was selected for the elevator shaft seemed … uninteresting, in preliminary investigations.

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