Europe’s oldest time capsule dating back to 18th Century discovered in a Polish church spire

The time capsule dating back to 1797 was discovered in the small town of Ziebice in Poland during renovation works. It contained coins and building documents along with personal notes from two ladies who donated money for the building of the church.

 The town was called Münsterberg and was part of the Kingdom of Prussia in the 18th Century and the documents found were in German. It was also discovered that the time capsule was discovered first in 1855, the contents were cleaned and new items were added and it was reburied. The documents revealed that the church was built in 1797 on the site if a 15th Century castle and contained names of the people involved in the construction of the church including the donors.

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