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What historic item was accidentally discovered in 1940 by four teenage boys looking for lost treasure?
Lascaux Cave Paintings
The four French boys were looking for a treasure when they encountered a vast underground cavern whose walls were adorned with some 2,000 ancient paintings and engravings. At first, they agreed to explore it secretly but then they sent word to an expert who verified its authenticity.
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