This 176-year-old time capsule was recovered
inside the cross on top of Hungary’s largest church
Arrow pointing: 328ft high
Location: Esztergom, Hungary
The capsule was placed in the cross by Archbishop Jozsef Kopacsy in 1845
It contains documents relating to the construction of the Esztergom Cathedral
SOUNDBITE) (Hungarian) DIRECTOR OF CATHEDRAL'S TREASURY, CSABA TOROK, SAYING:
"Archbishop Kopacsy knew he would not be able to complete the construction (of the cathedral) in his lifetime, so when the cross was finished he wanted to leave inside an imprint of the memory of the workers and the memory of that era in which this church was built. // "The most interesting moment was not when we took it out but when we reached the heart of the capsule where the document was. These were last touched by human hands when they were placed there 176 years ago, so somehow we felt a sudden connection in time."