Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule found

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I think this is so fascinating! Wonder what they are going to find!

Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/us/boston-time-capsule-paul-revere-sam-adams/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

More than two centuries later, a recently unearthed time capsule he buried with fellow revolutionary Samuel Adams -- the man whom Revere was riding to see that night to warn that the British were coming -- has got his former city, state and most of the Internet abuzz.

The artifact was unearthed Thursday thanks to a water leak near its resting place inside a cornerstone at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

When workers investigating the leak stumbled upon it, Secretary of State William Galvin, who heads the state historical commission, called Pamela Hatchfield, the head of object conservation at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
 

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It would be great if there was a comprehensive dictionary in the capsule, as well as any pamphlets or texts from the time.
 
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It is apparently still in the hands of Boston's museum of fine arts. ?? Apparently they are in no hurry to reveal the contents.
 

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