In 2017 archaeologists unearthed an early time capsule which dated way back to 1777. The capsule itself was a hollowed-out wooden Jesus Christ statue, which was found in Burgos, Spain. Burgo de Osma Cathedral chaplain Joaquín Mínguez wrote the documents contained within, which included historical details relevant to his time.
Time capsules may sound like a great way to preserve the aspects of the present, but some authorities have contrary arguments. William Jarvis, a historian specializing in time capsules, has described their contents as mostly “useless junk.” His argument is that capsules don’t actually carry much information about the people who buried them.
Furthermore, some of Jarvis’ peers seem to agree. They think personal capsule items that inform discoverers of everyday life would have a lot more historical value. Another argument some experts make centers around a common feature of time capsules. You see, many come with a specific date upon which future discoverers are recommended to open them up.