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Image: annesrat
Image: annesrat

Who could resist peeking inside such a mysterious box? Hidden in the ramshackled attic of an old Scottish castle, the antique chest was hefty, dusty and large. In fact, you would need both hands just to lift its giant, creaking lid. So what was inside? Why, untold secrets and intrigue, of course.

Image: annesrat
Image: annesrat

Documenting the discoveries in photos and videos for imgur and YouTube, our intrepid explorer here goes by the online name of “annesrat” (though she is also known as “lumpytuna” on reddit). Interestingly, the castle where she found the chest, which she once described as “tumbledown” and “cold but beautiful,” has been in her family’s possession since the 14th century.

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Image: annesrat
Image: annesrat

So, alone in the attic in the 21st century, annesrat gazed into the open chest. Inside, there was a mountain of paperwork, reams of documents, diaries and ledgers. There were accounts and logs, inventories and plans, and even an old leather satchel filled with schoolwork.

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