- A little boy has made a stunning discovery that transcends decades and is older than him
- 8-year-old Nyima Mitchell found a letter in a bottle in his backyard which was said to have been tossed into the ocean 25 years ago
- The content of the wrinkled letter that was handwritten by a then 14-year-old girl will melt your heart
A letter that was written 25 years ago and tossed into the ocean has recently been found by a little boy.
The letter which dates August 12, 1995, was discovered by 8-year-old Nyima Mitchell in his backyard in their Chéticamp home close to Petit Étang - a body of water backing the Atlantic Ocean, CBC News reports.
Nyima who was having a campfire with his older brother Mila and two other friends found the wrinkled letter inside a glass bottle.
He was able to take out the letter from the tightly-shut glass bottle with the aid of a pair of pliers.
The handwritten letter, according to Yahoo!Movies, was penned by a 14-year-old girl who hailed from Aylmer, Que., in Canada on a summer trip to the Magdalen Islands with family and friends.
The girl wrote that "I have sent my bottle in the Magdalen Islands," and went on to say that she and her friends will be super happy to get a response from a pen pal.
Nyima's family made an effort at finding the author of the letter and wrote her when they saw a matching name on a hospital website with a fitting description of the letter posited.
And in November 2020, the author of the letter received an unexpected surprise as she found a letter written by a child in an envelope in her mailbox.
The letter author identified as Nellie Nadeau (now 39 years of age) is a family doctor living in Alaska.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that sandals that were worn 3 300 years ago by Egyptian king Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922 and pictures of them have emerged online.
Detailed in a report by How Africa, Tutankhamun's father was Pharaoh Akhenaten, who was believed to be the mummy found in the KV55 tomb.
The footwear was found by Howard Carter after discovering the mummy and treasure-packed tomb of King Tutankhamun. Briefly.co.za gathers that Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological finds of all time.
It took 10 years for Carter and his team to clear the artefacts of the king's tomb and a large number of shoes and sandals were among the items discovered.
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