300-Year-Old Note Found Inside Butt of Jesus Statue. Here’s What It Says


During restoration work on an 18th century statue of Jesus, experts made a most unexpected discovery.

Hidden in a crack on the backside of the statue was a handwritten note placed there by a Spanish priest.

The statue, and the note, remained undisturbed for centuries at the church of Santa Agueda in the village of Sotillo de la Ribera in the north of Spain.

Recently, the Da Vinci Restauro company began restoration work on the wooden statue, and quickly found the note, which was signed by a Joaquin Minguez, priest of the cathedral of Burgo de Osma, in 1777.

Incredibly, the note appears to be a very early attempt at making a “time capsule” to preserve contemporary data for future generations.

In it, Minguez detailed the local economic situation, agricultural matters, common diseases, popular children’s games and even the names of the top bullfighters at the time.

Such a simple note, hidden in the most unlikely of places, has provided historians and researchers with a wealth of information that has greatly advanced our understanding of the time period in question.

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