Photo: Mexican time capsule
The TEPJF electoral court has buried a time capsule containing more than 80 documents and other items that will not be opened until 2087 in an effort to give future citizens an understanding of today’s democracy.
“It seeks to give coming generations an idea of how the jurisdictional body became a guarantor of Mexican democracy; as well as putting original documents on the work done within reach of future researchers,” the TEPJF said in a statement.
The time capsule was buried in the esplanade of the Upper Hall of the electoral tribunal at the base of a statue of the republican eagle.
The hermetically sealed stainless steel box has a neoprene interior to keep moisture, dust and microbes out so the contents will stay intact for a long time.
The time capsule contains 26 messages, 31 photographs, two reports, four books, four artifacts, nine regulations, four newspapers and four documents in sealed envelopes.
A plaque at the base of the statue instructs future generations not to open the capsule until Sept. 15, 2087, the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Mexico’s electoral justice body.
The time capsule was registered with the International Time Capsule Society, or ITCS, at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.