21/09/2016 4:06 PM AEST

'Perfectly Preserved' Nazi Time Capsule Unearthed In Poland

Contents include portraits of Hitler and two copies of 'Mein Kampf'.

In this photo taken Sept. 6, 2016 in Zlocieniec, in northwestern Poland, mayor of Zlocieniec, Krzysztof Zacharzewski, right, is holding a sealed Nazi-era time capsule that has just been found in the remains of the foundations of a Nazi training center that was built there in 1934, when the town was in Germany and was called Falkenburg. When opened on Sept. 13, the copper container revealed newspapers, photographs, the center's founding act on parchment and two copies of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf.' (AP Photo/Sebastian Kuropatnicki)

A dark chapter in history was reopened in Poland last week when archeologists uncovered a Nazi time capsule containing perfectly preserved mementos of Adolf Hitler. 

The time capsule was buried in 1934 under Ordensburg Krössinsee, which at the time was a Nazi training academy, The Independent reported. It was found in the city of Zlocieniec, which was known as Falkenburg when it was part of Germany prior to WWII.

The capsule contained coins, letters, newspapers, pictures of Adolf Hitler and two copies of his book, “Mein Kampf.” Archaeologist Marcin Peterleitner told Polish news agency RMF 24 that the items were “perfectly preserved” and looked as if they “had been deposited yesterday,” per

Archaeologists had known the capsule was there, TalkRADIO reported, but its location was difficult to reach. The research team “had to wade through groundwater, pick their way through thick concrete and evade German mines” to access the container.

Archaeologists uncover a sealed Nazi time capsule in Poland. 

According to CBS News, the researchers believed the capsule held film containing footage of the city’s 600th anniversary celebration, which was held in 1933. However, there was no film inside the canister.

The contents of the capsule looked "perfectly preserved."

The National Museum plans to inventory and translate the documents, and make them available to local residents, reported.

Contents of the Nazi time capsule on display. 
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