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Boston is getting ready to open a time capsule from 1795

Boston certainly loves its time capsules.

The 1795 time capsule, thought to have been created by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, was discovered in December in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse. The original capsule, made of cowhide, was shifted into a copper box in 1855. In December, the capsule was taken to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to be opened.

The time capsule's contents will finally be displayed on Tuesday night at the museum. Thanks to x-rays of the capsule, officials believe it contains coins, documents, newspapers, and a metal plate that belonged to Paul Revere.