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Some people comb the beach for lost treasure. Others sift through dirt for ancient fossils. One group of German residents out on a walking tour, however, recently re-discovered something much bigger and more significant: a section of the Berlin Wall previously obscured by “big bushes.”

The 20-meter section is located in northwest Berlin, and to make the discovery even weirder, it was located close to the seat of Germany’s intelligence service, the BND, according to DW.com. “The segment is a part of the outer defense perimeter that was built to provide additional security to the main wall,” the German news outlet. The wall was built in 1961 “in a bid to stop people from fleeing to the West, although Communist officials justified it by saying it was meant to protect the state from western meddling.”

Echoing what most of us are probably thinking, Berlin city councilor Ephraim Gothe, who was part of the walking tour that made the discovery, told DW, “I was completely surprised that undiscovered parts still exist.”

Authenticity was verified by the Berlin Wall Foundation.

“Although all the major segments of the wall have been mapped out by the early 2000s, it is still possible that some parts of it were overlooked,” reports DW.

The Berlin Wall divided East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989 both figuratively and literally. Germany is currently commemorating the Wall’s more than 100 victims, killed trying to cross the barrier, which was finally demolished in the early 90s, on this, the 57th anniversary of the wall’s construction.

H/T: DW.com

Photo by Paul Zinken/picture alliance via Getty Images.

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