time capsule

time capsule

noun
a receptacle containing documents or objects typical of the current period, placed in the earth or in a cornerstone for discovery in the future.

Origin:
1935–40

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time capsule
 
n
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

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