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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:45 PM

Colonial 'time capsule' found under floors of North Carolina port tavern that burned in 1760s [View all]

Archaeologists exploring the site of a recently discovered 18th Century tavern in eastern North Carolina say they were stunned to learn it burned to the ground with a treasure trove of merchandise stored under the floorboards.

The fire, which occurred in the 1760s, caused the walls to collapse over the floors, sealing the crawl space shut like a ďtime capsule,Ē says Dr. Charles Ewen, who led the dig with a crew of students from East Carolina University.

Itís suspected the site may also have served as a brothel for the historic port, known as Brunswick Town.

Items found under the foundation include intact smoking pipes that were never used, crushed liquor bottles and iron tools that historians canít yet identify, Ewen told the Charlotte Observer.

Read more: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article230892034.html

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