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Time capsule exposed by New Zealand quake

The New Zealand quake has exposed possibly historic documents hidden in a 19th century statue that toppled in the disaster.
March 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A new discovery emerged in New Zealand on Tuesday out of the rubble left behind by last week's deadly, 6.3-magnitude earthquake.

A time capsule was found hidden inside the base of a 19th century statue that toppled in the disaster.

Inside the statue was a sealed copper cylinder and a glass bottle with a handwritten note inside.

The note contained a message from the founders of Christchurch expressing their vision for what was then a new city.

All the items are being examined by experts.


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