May 26, 2022

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No wonder the second 'time capsule' under the statue

No wonder the second ‘time capsule’ under the statue

A second capsule hidden under a statue of War General Robert E. Lee has been unveiled in Richmond, USA. Harvest did not again attract the imagination.

Buttons, a Bible and a bullet, probably from the American Civil War (1861-1865). The scanners evaluated the contents of the second time capsule well. In the pedestal below the statue of General Robert E. Lee in Richmond was a 1887 brick box containing another book, a coin, and old dollar bills. The materials have water damage, but according to researchers it could be worse. They are now going to retrieve the pieces.

Yet Americans are somewhat hungry. Newspapers of 1887 report that there was a photograph of President Lincoln somewhere on Lee’s pedestal. It was not found.

The 16kg copper box was already the second capsule under the statue. The first box was disappointing. It had a portrait of the worker who helped set up the statue.

The statue of General Robert E. Lee was smashed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. Lee was the Commander-in-Chief of the Confederate States during the American Civil War in the 19th century. They defended slavery, among other things.

Lee is one of the most controversial figures in American history. Over the past year, his statues have disappeared across the country under the pressure of anti-racist protests. In recent years, his statue in Richmond has become a parade center for demonstrations and the statue has been erected.

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