Mysterious Note Found Inside an 18th Century Jesus Statue’s Bottom May Be a ‘Time Capsule’ Written by a Spanish Priest 300 Years Ago

Posted by Jean-Yves on Dec 4, 2017

Restorers of an 18th century wooden statue of Jesus Christ have reportedly found a calligraphed note that a priest hid in the Messiah’s rear end.

The note dates back to 1777 and is signed by Joaquin Minguez, priest of the cathedral of Burgo de Osma at the time, the statue’s restorers claim. It discusses popular Spanish pastimes, the local village’s economy, political and religious matters, famous people, among other topics. Though the restoration firm that found the note makes startling claims about its origins and contents, the legitimacy of the discovery has not yet been confirmed by historians or archaeologists.

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