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Boston time capsule: Sealed box buried in 1795 by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere finally reveals its treasures.

By Adam Withnall  7th January 2015.               Find Full Article + Photos Here:_

Museum officials say ‘this is the stuff of history’.

Historians have opened up America’s oldest time capsule – buried more than 200 years ago by some of the US’s most iconic Revolutionary figures – and they had every right to be excited.

“This is the stuff of history,” said Boston museum director Michael Comeau as the contents of the box were painstakingly removed on Tuesday.

The capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the “New” Massachusetts Statehouse when its construction began in 1795.

According to a plaque, it was buried by renowned figures of American history including the early industrialist Paul Revere and the then-Massachusetts governor Samuel Adams.

Museum officials had believed that the contents were shifted to a copper box in 1855 before being replaced in the building foundations. On Tuesday, that box was discovered to in fact be brass.

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