An 1875 almanac, books and a coin were discovered in time capsule found in the pedestal of Robert E. Lee statue

An 1875 almanac, two withered books, a coin and a cloth envelope were among the artifacts inside an 1887 time capsule that was opened Wednesday. The capsule was found last week in the pedestal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia.
CNN affiliate WTVR streamed a live feed that showed the process done by historic preservation experts. The container was made of lead, which was corroded, so the delicate process took several hours as experts used multiple tools to chip away at the box.
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