Wednesday, January 7, 2015

what did Sam Adams and Paul Revere bury?

Today the corroded time capsule originally buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795, and later removed, reboxed, and reburied in the mid-1800s, was opened in Boston. It contained what they all do, coins, documents, some artifacts that tend not to rot. The conservators were pretty excited and had the press present to get good PR. The reason it is a big deal is because of the two leaders of democracy who initially buried it. It was removed from its original location (the Mass. statehouse) due to structural water system changes. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30706225 and here http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/11/revolutionary-war-era-time-capsule-massachusetts-state-house

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