Restorers of an 18th-century statue of Jesus Christ in Spain have found a handwritten note hidden up his B-hole.
The message is written in calligraphy, dates all the way back to 1777, had been placed in Christ’s backside by a priest, preserving it like a time capsule.
The note writes about key information of the period and details popular pastimes, the economic situation, political and religious matters, famous people as well as other topics:
The statue’s sculptor and including data on local information ranging from agricultural matters to community affairs, the document highlighted common diseases, popular children’s games and even the names of popular bullfighters of the time.
The document is signed by Joaquin Minguez, priest of the cathedral of Burgo de Osma at the time, and was recently unearthed by workers of the restoration company Da Vinci Restauro.
Today, the wooden statue is kept at the church of Santa Agueda in the village of Sotillo de la Ribera in the northern Spanish province of Burgos.
According to experts, all these references indicate Joaquin Minguez’s intention was to make one of the earliest time capsules ever left behind for future generations to discover.