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Lock away your millennium memories for future generations

Greenwich Millennium Dome time capsule

presenters.gif (8507 bytes)On 20 March 1998 it was announced that the Millennium Dome in Greenwich will be the home for the ideas of two thousand children who are to be selected in a Blue Peter competition that starts on 30 March 1998 on the long running UK TV programme on BBC 1.

The competition is to fill a Time Capsule that will be buried in the centre of the Dome later this year and will stay there until 2050. Children will be asked to submit poems, stories and pictures that will provide a snapshot of their lives as we enter the new millennium.

Using new technology, the work of the children will be scanned into a digital form so that it could be viewed inside the Dome in 2000. It will then not be seen again until the Time Capsule is unearthed 50 years later.

The stainless steel Time Capsule will weigh in at 50 kilos and be buried at a depth of 5 m under the central piazza of the Dome. Another Time Capsule buried at BBC Television Centre in 1971 by the Blue Peter Team is to be dug up sometime in the year 2000.

canada.gif (1622 bytes)Timecapsule 2000 - Canada

Timecapsule 2000: Canadians from coast to coast to coast are being asked to share their memories and impressions of what this millennium means to them. Almost anything goes ... a poem, song, short story, part of a diary, a cherished photo, grandpa Stan's war medals, Nana Lucille's special quilt, the signing of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement ... something of great historical significance or something that is close to the heart like the first harpoon that one of our students made. If you are new to digital technology, ask for help at your local school or Community Access Centre. People there can likely help you transfer your memories into digital form and send them on to the great folks at , the sponsors of this project. They will collect them and store them in a digital time capsule that we hope will be buried under an inukshuk to be built by Inuit in Ottawa on July 1st in the year 2000. From the Leo Ussak Elementary School in the Canadian Arctic.

New Zealand: The World's Biggest Time Capsule

The World's Biggest Time Capsule to mark the millennium in New Zealand.

The structure will be in the form of a large underground Millennium Vault topped on the surface with a pyramid. A vertical wall at the base of the pyramid will feature a bronze bas relief depicting important milestones in the last 1000 years of the nation's history. This main structure will be surrounded by smaller Regional Vaults.


U.S.Time Capsule

Currently the United States Timecapsule Monument is being constructed. It is to be sealed on July 4th, 2000 for 1000 years and in it will hold the human experience of the late 20th century. They are accepting "Free of charge" any photos accompanied with brief descriptions of what/who they are and from where they came. They are looking for something personal or of local historical significance.

Cyprus Time Capsule

The first Greek TimeCapsule project to celebrate the new millennium!

"Hellenic Bank invites all Cypriots to participate in the TimeCapsule2000" a project that all Cypriots of all ages and educational backgrounds can afford to participate in including the Cypriot Diaspora and the Enclaved.  For more details see here


Know of any other time capsule projects?

Please let the Webdirector know - email webdirector@greenwich2000.com


 

Greenwich England is where East meets West at the Greenwich Meridian (0 Longitude); World Time is set Greenwich Mean Time. Remember the new millennium started in 2001.

Greenwich lies on the River Thames, a few minutes by rail or tube, or a short river cruise from central London.  If you want to visit Greenwich and information on visiting London, England then see Greenwich Info.  There is the famous Cutty Sark to visit and the Royal Naval College.  Just down river is the Thames Barrier which is close to London City Airport

The Royal Observatory at Greenwich is in Greenwich Park along with the National Maritime Museum and the Queens House (on which the White House in Washington DC, USA is based).  For information on astronomy visit Greenwich Star

The London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park every Spring.

Greenwich has a long heritage; it was the birth place of King Henry VIII and his daughters Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) and Queen Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen).  All the English monarchs can be found at Royal History.

It has seen many famous visitors from Peter the Great through Charles Dickens to Bob Hope.  This and a lot more in Greenwich Past.

For information on all the other places in the world called Greenwich including Greenwich Village, New York City, USA then visit Greenwich Town.

Visit the Greenwich Book Shelf where you can buy titles old and new.

 

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