Media: in Britain, scientists have found a second copy of the Declaration of independence
MOSCOW, 22 APR — RIA Novosti. Researchers at Harvard University say they have discovered at the South of the UK the second copy of the Declaration of independence, written on parchment, reports the associated Press.
The first copy of the document stored in the National archives in Washington.
It is reported that researchers Sniff Emily and Danielle Allen found a copy of the document in the state archive in Chichester. Scientists suggest that it dates from the 1780-ies, which originally belonged to Charles Lennox, third Duke of Richmond.
Found copies of signatures are not divided into States unlike parchment, which is stored in the United States. The researchers claim that the parchment was created in new York or Philadelphia.
Representatives of 13 States July 4, 1776 signed the document that declared US independent from the UK government. The original Declaration of independence is the USA public domain and is stored in the National archives in Washington filled with inert gas container made of bulletproof glass. In the daytime the Declaration placed on public display in the hall of the archive, at night, the container is lowered in a secure basement.