Most time capsules are only unearthed after a minimum of 100-years have passed, but recently, a Philidelphia elementary school opened one that their students buried from 1968, due to it being closed for good. Continue reading to see five things they found inside.

The Crypt of Civilization (1936) at Oglethorpe University, intended to be opened in 8113, is generally regarded as the first modern time capsule, although it was not called one at the time. George Edward Pendray is responsible for coining the term “time capsule.” During the socialist period in the USSR, many time capsules were buried with messages to a future communist society. New Zealand developed a time capsule project called “Millennium Vault” for the turn of the 20th century. The project developers buried it beneath a pyramid.

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