NEW YORK (AP) -- One man's trash is definitely another man's treasure.
A Queens man hired to remove material from a deceased artist's estate has found artifacts worth thousands of dollars in a discarded barrel.
Nick Dimola was hired in 2004 to take away unwanted material from the home and work spaces of artist Clinton Hill. Hill died in 2003. Among the material put out as trash was a cardboard barrel. DiMola removed it, and stored it in a warehouse for several years.
He recently opened the barrel to find some Mexican artifacts inside. The artifacts date back to anywhere from 300 B.C. to 500 A.D. They're estimated to be worth more than $16,000.