Image: Jerome Mondiere
Have you ever buried some items in a time capsule for others to dig up far in the future and learn how you lived? I think most of us have, but few of us have the opportunity to see one open ourselves – until now! An eccentric wealthy civil servant, Louis Mantin, wrote a will stating that his house was to be closed then reopened to the public a hundred years after his death, shedding light on how people lived back in the 19th century. A veritable time capsule – albeit not of the buried sort!