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Mike Spence of Team Henry Enterprises takes measurements of a box encased in stone discovered Wednesday morning by work crews dismantling the pedestal of the former Jefferson Davis statue on Monument Avenue. Jefferson Davis served as president of the Confederate States of America. His statue was one of the first in the city to be pulled down by protesters in June 2020 during the demonstrations for racial justice and against police brutality following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police in May 2020. City officials hesitated to call the box found buried in the rubble of the pedestal removal a time capsule because it has not yet been opened. The box was removed later in the day and is stored in a secure location, city officials said. The future of the contents, if any, will be determined by the property’s new owners – the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. Ownership of the Confederate statues and their pedestals that were removed from Monument Avenue were turned over to the museum last month.