A time capsule has been uncovered in New Orleans as the result of the removal of a pedestal that once carried a statue of P.G.T. Beauregard. The statue was removed in May. The contents of the copper box revealed money, flags, and various other items. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it’s amazing that people of that time period had the foresight to attempt to preserve the items for people of today.

"It's pretty exciting that they had the vision to preserve these things in a capsule for us to be able to look back on history," says Nungesser.

Nungesser says the contents of the box could potentially be worth big bucks today.

"If the money was in good shape, it could exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars in value as well as the flags, if they were able to be restored," says Nungesser of the capsule's contents.

Nungesser says the discussion has already begun of starting a new time capsule to showcase what life is like in 2018.

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