Polish Museum Unveils World’s Oldest Time Capsule
Polish Museum Unveils World’s Oldest Time Capsule: A Polish museum claims to have discovered the world’s oldest time capsule in the spire of a church, containing coins, Latin documents, and a deformed lead bullet dating back nearly 300 years.
The box can be traced back to 1726 when it was found during renovation works at the St. Stanislaus Church in the western Polish town of Wschowa.
The exact date has yet to be determined, but if it indeed originates from 1726, it would predate the 220-year-old time capsule discovered in the basement of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, United States, in 2014.
The museum refers to it as a “remarkable find” and has claimed on social media that the world’s oldest time capsule was discovered in Wschowa. According to the museum, the capsule is a copper box with the four digits “1726” engraved on the lid, and it contains four packages from the years 1726, 1786, 1884, and 1914.
The museum states that the lock’s upper part and the bottom are marked with the digits “1884,” indicating the second opening of the box. The bottom was pierced by a small-caliber lead bullet found inside the inner box. Additionally, two of the packages contain coins wrapped in newspapers. Museum experts have announced their intention to translate all the documents found inside the box.
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