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A mysterious bottle - with a message inside it - has been unearthed at Durham Cathedral. It was found under a flagstone in one of the building's chapels.
A team of historians opened the bottle this morning, September 27, to read its message and maybe discover where it came from.
Our reporter Jonny Blair joined them as they tried to solve the mystery.
A mysterious bottle - with a message inside it - was opened by historians this morning, September 27.
It contained a confession from three stonemasons who had disturbed a grave while working in Durham Cathedral in 1913.
The message was written on the back of an advert for a show at The Globe Theatre in London, now called The Gielgud Theatre.
The bottle was discovered three days ago under a flagstone inside Durham Cathedral.
Norman Emery, Cathedral archeologist.
The advert has three names written on the back of it and some faded writing saying, 'This grave was opened on May 11 1913.'
The historians believe three stonemasons were doing repair work on the cathedral in 1913 when they disturbed a grave. They do not think there is relevance in the theatre advert, but that it was the closest piece of paper to hand.
The bottle which was discovered in the grounds of Durham Cathedral has finally been opened. Inside was an advert for a theatre production of English dance and folk songs at The Globe Theatre in London, Shaftesbury Avenue. The advert is dated 1913.
The bottle was found in the grounds of Durham Cathedral where work was done in 1912. It's thought the bottle could have been laid there at that time.
A mysterious bottle with a piece of paper inside it is due to be opened shortly at Durham Cathedral. It was found a few days ago whilst flag stones were being relayed.