When people think of deserts, the adjectives of hot, dry, and endless typically come to mind. And while some people will go to the desert for adventures, they usually come back with nothing to show for their travels other than a nice sunburn. Then there are the lucky ones who explore the miles of sand and dunes and uncover some of the world’s greatest treasures.
And while not every artifact found in the desert has a price tag, like the priceless Copper Scroll, some are worth millions. Keep reading to learn about some objects people have found in the desert that turned out to be worth a lot of money.
The Atari Landfill Is Full Of The Worst Video Game Ever Released
In 1983, there was a mass burial in a New Mexico landfill. The contents? Around 700,000 unsold video games cartridges, computers, and gaming consoles manufactured by the company Atari, Inc. The burial was considered to be an urban legend, until 2014 when the contents were finally unearthed. When the contents were excavated, workers were pleased to find many E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial cartridges.
The game is known to be one of the worst video games ever to be released. Now, it’s worth thousands! Aside from that one game, other vintage cartridges were discovered, such as Pac-Man. The entire landfill is estimated to be worth around $108,000.