Earlier this month in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States, a capsule capsule was opened for home use, which is over 220 years old. The brass box was originally buried in 1795 in the cornerstone of the Boston State Capitol building. It is believed that Paul Revere, the famous American Patriot, silver master and metalworker, was responsible for placing him there along with the founding father of the United States, Samuel Adams.
Because of the age of the capsule, it took an hour for the experts to access the contents of the box. As soon as the lid was carefully removed, the officials found a copy of the Boston Daily newspaper, two dozen gold and silver coins, various documents and a metal plate engraved by Rever (who was also a well-known engraver).
Engraving is likely to be of particular interest to some, since the work of reverers is very much appreciated in the United States.
For those who are unfamiliar with this name, Paul Revere is considered the hero of the American Revolution. He is depicted in statues and even has several cities named after him. The company, which he founded, Revere Copper Company, still produces copper products.
Samuel Adams, for his part, was the leader of the movement, which eventually became the American revolution, and served as governor of Massachusetts in the 1790s. Many historians consider him the father of the American revolution.
This time capsule is especially important, because it was originally buried by two such famous people, each of whom clearly wanted to leave something for future Americans to experience and enjoy.
It is believed that the box was first discovered in 1855 and that its contents were violated before re-burial. As a result of this earlier discovery, some coins suffered from erosion. However, for the most part, the content of the capsules seems to have grown quite well.
Marcel Como, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Archives and the Commonwealth Museum, told local partners wsiltv.com that we, as custodians, have a tremendous responsibility to protect and preserve these materials. They were entrusted to us from generation to generation, so generations in the future can see them,
Representatives of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston said that the box along with its contents will be put on display for a limited period of time before it is sealed in the cornerstone for future generations.