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Washington Monument Time Capsules Show Historic Views of Declaration of Independence

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The contents of the 1915 Washington Monument time capsule.
The contents of the 1915 Washington Monument time capsule.

Since uncovering two time capsules amid renovations of the Washington Monument, historians and conservators have been keeping mum on what’s inside. On Tuesday morning, it was time to lay the contents on the table. In doing so, they showed how presentations of documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Bible can change over time.

The Washington Monument’s Cornerstone Time Capsule, Now with 3-D

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The new time capsule's contents.
The new time capsule’s contents.

The Washington Monument’s cornerstone is going back in the ground, and Washington is going with it.

Twice Removed: 200-Year-Old Time Capsule, Cornerstone Found at Washington Monument

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Photo by Greg Pease
Photo by Greg Pease

Crews working to complete the restoration of the Washington Monument unearthed another time capsule on Mt. Vernon this week. This time, they found a 200-year-old time capsule inside what is believed to be the monument’s original cornerstone.

X-Ray Finds Washington Monument Time Capsule Contents in Good Condition

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capsule2The 100-year-old time capsule that was found in the Washington Monument is out of safekeeping at the Waters Art Museum. But they’re not quite ready to open it, despite positive X-ray results.

The Year in Review: Baltimore Fishbowl’s 10 Most-Read Stories in 2014

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baltboxIn 2014, Baltimore once again grappled with how it presented itself to the rest of the country (and world). That’s reflected in the most-read Baltimore Fishbowl stories of the year. The image impasse is a long-running thread around here, but this year readers showed they were interested in more than just reacting to Wire-like representations of the city. And the rest of the country showed they were ready to watch the Baltimore accent on TV. Here’s the top 10:

100-Year-Old Time Capsule Found in Washington Monument

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Along with rare views of the city, the restoration on Baltimore’s Washington Monument turned up a small box that leaders hope will be a trove of city history. The contents, however, will remain a mystery at least for the time being.

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