Last Updated on 7/14/2005 by bidz

Hmmm, shades of “National Treasure”:

Possible Declaration of Independence copy found in Alabama

AP Wire | 07/05/2005

“MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This much is certain: Janice Burks has a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which her late husband said he found in a hidden compartment in a box he bought in Philadelphia decades ago.

Past that, the truths are not exactly self-evident.

The document may be one of the earliest known copies of the nation’s founding document, a valuable treasure that turned up unexpectedly in an out-of-the-way part of Alabama. Or it could be a clever fake crafted not too many years ago.”

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