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Boston Tea Party Museum unveils rare tea chest artifact

The outraged colonists who threw it in the harbor are long gone. But a chest hurled into the water during the Boston Tea Party — and the nation that sprang from that ­unrest — are still around.

On Wednesday, the Robinson Half Tea Chest, a crate that colonists tossed overboard in protest of British taxes prior to the Revolutionary War, was ­returned to the spot where the Tea ­Party began.

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