Sometimes crime does pay, at least when it comes to archaeological discoveries. An illegal 2007 excavation of a home in southeast Turkey has revealed the Roman-era city of Germenicia. (photo)
The excavation of the basement in Dulkadiroğulları uncovered high-quality 1500-year-old mosaics, and then the Roman city, which was buried due to fire and war. The site is scheduled to become an open-air museum.