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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The seven videos are included on a USB stick within the time capsule.
To help mark the beginning of the next phase to create a 21st Century education and visitor centre in the castle gatehouse and grounds, the time capsule was presented to the project contractors as structural work starts.
James, whose photographs are included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery and The Royal Society, said: "The capsule is intended to be opened on March 21, 2317, a day I have chosen because of its symbolic association with the first day of spring and the rebirth of the natural world, which equates to the new lease of life for the data within the time capsule once it is opened.
During re-assembly of the Louisiana Memorial, a new time capsule was placed where the old one once rested, containing modern items memorializing the Louisiana Memorial and Vicksburg National Military Park.
Time Capsule 1972-1984 was meant to be opened in the portentous year of 1984, but the "big gooey blob of consumer crap" contained within (to quote Michels) did not see the light of day until 2000.
Birmingham Mail readers, as well as a host of high-profile figures, are being invited to help the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, near Lichfield, create an insightful time capsule that will remain buried in the grounds of its new PS15.
A group of children from Yarm Primary School have buried a time capsule in the gardens of the town's library as part of its refurbishment into a shared community space which will also house a Newcastle Building Society branch and financial advice centre.
Inspired by a visit to Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt, the Bilidowcar team decide to run a competition asking children what they felt ought to go into a time capsule.
Speaking when the capsule was buried by pupils from three Coventry primary schools Stephen Reynolds, of Friargate Coventry LLP, the partnership working on the new district, said: "A time capsule is a great way to provide a snapshot of how the city looked in 2016 as well as capturing our ideas of Coventry in the future.
The time capsule appears to have been hidden away to mark the beginning of work on the building, with papers commemorating the laying of the foundation stone of the building, which dates back to December 9, 1856, also inside.
Mr Wright said that the time capsule will hold newspaper cuttings from late last year and this year, featuring articles including about the rise of Islamic State as well as more local subjects.