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Beneath the floor of Atlanta-based Oglethorpe University lies a 2,000-cubic-foot stone room, covered by a 7-foot-thick stone roof and sealed airtight with stainless steel.

If you think it sounds like a crypt, you’re right – the Crypt of Civilization that is. Built between 1937 and 1940, it’s considered the first conventional time capsule intended to be opened on a specific date.

That date? Well, it won’t happen in our lifetime. The capsule, filled with everything from bird recordings and Disney memorabilia to spark plugs and plastic flutes, is to be opened on May 28, 8113.

Erin O’Brien, 360 Media, Inc.

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