Workers stumbled a month ago across a metal box filled with 200-year-old books, documents and mementos while digging beneath a Madrid statue of ''Don Quixote'' author Miguel de Cervantes. Now the Spanish capital wants to plant a new time capsule from today.

The new capsule will contain objects associated with present-day Madrid or with Cervantes, who penned his two-volume masterpiece in the early 17th century.

The tightly sealed, lead box contained five copies of ''Don Quixote de la Mancha'' published in 1819, a newspaper from 1834 wrapped around a calendar, travel guides and a manuscript covered in cloth.

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