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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In a Facebook post, the AIT noted that the practice is intended to carry on the custom of placing items in a time capsule upon the completion of a new building.
Instead of being buried, the time capsule is encased in glass and will remain on display in Waiting Area 2 at Morriston.
Youngsters from the school placed items within the time capsule representing each of the school's year groups, from nursery and P1 to P7.
"Even their public statement uses the term 'no current plans' which should set alarm bells ringing for everyone who uses the Time Capsule, and for those who work there.
Once you add all your items to the time capsule, seal it and hide it in a corner of the attic or basement, or bury it under the porch or in the backyard.
During maintenance work this summer at Wallington Hall in Northumberland, staff found a time capsule behind a skirting board in the building.
Hilary McGrady, the National Trust's director general who took up the post in March, visited the estate to bury a time capsule for the future.
"We had heard that a time capsule had been left behind the capstone in the front of our building when it was constructed, but we were under the impression that it had been removed 25 years ago," explains Howard Schultz, NSYMCA President/CEO.
Show bosses will unveil the contents of the Diamond Time Capsule, which will be sealed for 20 years until the BBC programme's 80th birthday in 2038.
Time capsule is an audacious attempt to preserve human knowledge for posterity.
The time capsule burial coincided with a Family Fun Day at the community garden next to the Tarvington Close site in Collyhurst, where the capsule will be placed for 50 years before being unearthed by future generations.