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article imageTime capsule buried in Norway to be opened tomorrow

By David Silverberg     Aug 23, 2012 in Odd News
Sel - A package buried in 1912 with a request to be opened 100 years later will finally be unveiled to the public on Friday in a small town in central Norway.
In 1912 the then mayor of Sel, Johan Nygaard, wrote on the package that it “can be opened until 2012."
“We haven’t the faintest idea what’s inside,” said Kjell Voldheim, who works at the Gudbrandsdal Museum where the package is held, according to the Local.
Norwegian media outlets write the package is around 3 kg and is thick with heavy material wrapped around it.
The Local writes the time capsule "will be opened in Otta, the municipality’s administrative capital, at a time when the town is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Kringen."
In similar news, a small time capsule was found near Jackson, MI, recently: "A metal box placed inside the building’s cornerstone when the school was built in 1952 contained a manila envelope containing the names of all of the school’s staff and students that first year," MLive.com writes.
Also, a Chicago-area time capsule was opened to reveal a list of employees at a hospital during the 1950s as well as dictaphone recordings of the hospital administrator at the time.
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