Time capsule found from 1800s includes a newspaper and bottle of whiskey

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston Head of Objects Conservation Pam Hatchfield removes a folded 19th century newspaper from a time capsule at the museum, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Boston. The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. The contents were shifted to a metal box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Head of Objects Conservation Pam Hatchfield displays a silver plaque removed from a time capsule at the museum, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Boston. The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. The contents were shifted to a metal box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Head of Objects Conservation Pam Hatchfield displays a coin as she removes it from a time capsule at the museum, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Boston. The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. The contents were shifted to a metal box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Head of Objects Conservation Pam Hatchfield, right, displays objects removed a time capsule, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, as Mass. Secretary of State William Galvin, left, and Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, second from left, look on at the museum, in Boston. The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. The contents were shifted to a metal box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Massachusetts Archives Director Michael Comeau, left, and Museum of Fine Arts Boston Head of Objects Conservation Pam Hatchfield, right, remove objects from a time capsule at the museum, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Boston. The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. The contents were shifted to a metal box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse. In the background is a painting of George Washington. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Head of Objects Conservation Pam Hatchfield removes a metal lid from a time capsule at the museum, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Boston. The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. The contents were shifted to a metal box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Pamela Hatchfield, a conservator at the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, holds a time capsule she had just removed from the cornerstone of the Statehouse in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Secretary of State William Galvin said the 200-year-old time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents isn’t yet known. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Massachusetts officials work to remove a time capsule in the cornerstone of the Statehouse in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Secretary of State William Galvin says the 200-year-old time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents isn’t yet known. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Pamela Hatchfield, a conservator at the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, holds a time capsule she removed from the cornerstone of the Statehouse in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Secretary of State William Galvin said the 200-year-old time capsule is believed to contain items such as old coins and newspapers, but the condition of the contents isn’t yet known. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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The slideshow above shows an example of the exciting finds inside a time capsule. But construction workers in the Scottish Highlands may have hit the jackpot with the oldest time capsule.

A few construction workers in the Scottish Highlands stumbled upon what appears to be a time capsule from the 1800s.

Inside a shoe-box sized metal tin, the workers from the construction company Morgan Sindall, discovered a bottle of liquid, currently believed to be whiskey (which remained intact), a paper scroll and a newspaper dated from September 1894. All of these items are now in the hands of the Highland Folk Museum, just a few miles down the road.

Robert Ogg, of Morgan Sindall, spoke with BBC and said that he finds it "fascinating to think these items have been sitting in the bridge's structure for 121 years."

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Ogg went on to mention that the construction company has been working with Kingussie Primary School to create their own time capsule, in hopes of it lasting as long as the one they found.

Much like the Morgan Sindall employee's discovery, check out the discovery of another time capsule in the video below!

50-Year-Old Time Capsule Opened in New Hampshire


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