time capsule


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time capsule

n.
A sealed container preserving articles and records of contemporary culture for perusal by scientists and scholars of the distant future.

time capsule

n
(Archaeology) a container holding articles, documents, etc, representative of the current age, buried in the earth or in the foundations of a new building for discovery in the future

time′ cap`sule


n.
a receptacle containing documents or objects typical of the current period, placed in the earth, in a cornerstone, etc., for discovery in the future.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.time capsule - container for preserving historical records to be discovered at some future timetime capsule - container for preserving historical records to be discovered at some future time
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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Apart from the unblemished copy of The Birmingham Daily Post, the time capsule contained three local Warwickshire newspapers, a handwritten copy of the speech made at the stone-laying ceremony, a poster advertising the ceremony, a letter appealing for bu ilding funds and the subsequent donors, and a Great Western Railway timetable of services between Paddington and Warwick.
That 36-year-old time capsule, as well as a new 2013 time capsule, will be on display from 6:30 to 8 p.
The time capsule was planted under the entrance of the new Vue Cinema at Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure.
The Centenary Time Capsule has been buried beneath a newly installed mounted Pulley Wheel outside the visitor centre.
The time capsule has been buried in the garden of one of the homes with the intention that the new owners will dig it up 50 years on - in the year 2062.
The Men In Black 3 time capsule was dedicated at an event at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, where the movie's stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin, as well as director Barry Sonnenfeld, contributed a neuralyzer, sunglasses, and other props and costumes from Men in Black 3 to the time capsule.
The time capsule ceremony recreated one held when construction of the plant began.
A group of children form Keresley Newland Primary School in Grove Lane, Keresley, End, were invited by developer Barratt Homes to bury the time capsule at the company's new development in nearby Exhall Road.
In years to come, the time capsule will reveal its contents and provide an interesting guide to the history of Bournville College and Longbridge.
bar] PIECE OF HISTORY: Robert Davies, who found the time capsule during the demolition of Stile Common Infants School, is pictured with Spencer Hendrick, Ryan Brown, Lily Pochin, headteacher Dawn Horton, council engineer Ivan Yip and Cabinet member Clr Cath Harris (JH230311Chillside) Purchase: www.
The information reflecting contemporary life in the villages of Llanberis and Beddgelert were placed in a time capsule in the new Hafod Eryri building by children from Ysgol Dolbadarn Llanberis and Ysgol Beddgelert.
RELIC: Capsule is replaced; HISTORIC: Builder with a time capsule in Glasnevin yesterday Pictures: COLLINS