The capsule, which is made of copper and dates back to 1726, was found brimming with treasures in the sphere of the tower at the Church of St. Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr during renovations.
Contained in a transparent glass container, documents in German bearing the date 1864 and coins from the second half of the 19th century can be seen.
The rare find in the village of Ratajki in northwest Poland included maps, documents and an Iron Cross belonging to the Wehrmacht lieutenant who had been fleeing from the Russians at the end of WWII.
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Located in Warsaw’s Bielany district, Piotr Sadowski rents the videos out for 5 PLN, despite VHS being almost obsolete, and opens just five hours per day five days per week, from Monday to Friday.
Resembling a golden crown and based at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the contents of the time capsule contain public visions of how the world will look in 100 years’ time when it will be opened by future generations.
A proper blast from the past this week as Europe’s oldest hidden time capsule is revealed in Poland… What’s inside? Listen to this week’s Debrief to find out!
The time capsule discovered by workers carrying out renovation work on a church in the small town of Ziębice, dates back to 1797 making it the oldest in Europe and the second oldest in the world.
It is thought that the capsule laid under the 19th century bridge in Tczew along with a commemorative plaque to mark its opening could contain valuables belonging to the king.
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