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第471期
(2022/1/10出刊)
美國李將軍雕像下 百年時光膠囊開箱解謎

  On December 28th, conservation experts in Richmond, Virginia pulled books, money, ammunition, documents and other artifacts from a long-sought-after time capsule found in the remnants of a pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
  While the items were in decent condition, water had penetrated the box. Over the course of about two hours, the team sliced open the 16-kilo copper box, and carefully pried apart and documented the damp contents. The box had been tucked in a foundation cornerstone of the Richmond monument since 1887.
  The 134-year-old time capsule had drawn substantial interest, as one 1887 newspaper article detailing its existence made mention of it containing a rare photo of Abraham Lincoln in his coffin. Ultimately, such a photo was not found.

 美國維吉尼亞州首府里奇蒙市的文物保護專家去年十二月二十八日 ,從一個久負盛名的時光膠囊中取出了書籍、貨幣、彈藥、文件和其他文物,時光膠囊是在美國南北戰爭南軍統帥李將軍雕像的殘留基座中找到的。
 這些物品的狀況良好,但水已滲入盒中,在大約兩小時的過程中,專家團隊切開十六公斤重的銅箱,小心翼翼的撬開並記錄了潮溼的內容。自一八八七年以來,這個箱子一直被埋在里奇蒙市紀念碑的基石中。
 已有一百三十四年歷史的時光膠囊引發了大眾極大的興趣,一篇一八八七年的報紙文章詳細報導了這個時光膠囊,提及裡面有一張林肯躺在棺木中的罕見照片,但最終並沒有找到這樣的照片。