Samuel Adams and Paul Revere entombed a copper box in the cornerstone of the Massachusetts state capitol building back in 1795 and it was just discovered by some contractors working on a water leak. The box was discovered previously back in 1855 but left in place. There is allegedly some coins and newspapers inside - but is there something more significant waiting to be discovered? After all, it’s in the cornerstone of the building.
A time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795 was unearthed on Thursday in Boston.
The more than 200-year-old antique — thought by experts to possibly be the oldest unopened time capsule in the U.S. — was located in a granite cornerstone at the Massachusetts State House by workers repairing a water leak, CNN reported.
"They unearthed it in 1855 when they were doing some kind of repair to the state capitol, but then they put it back. So we knew generally it was there," Pat explained. "They took it out. And now they're x-raying it to find out what's really in it, and then I think they'll open it. I can't wait."
Glenn said they should find out what is inside, but then vault it up and put it back.