A rather strange compartment turned a statue of Jesus Christ into a divine time capsule

Rare | 12/4/2017 | Zuri Davis
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When a statue of Jesus Christ inside of a Spanish church was taken in for restoration, experts discovered that it served more than one purpose.

According to HuffPost, the statue, which is called the Cristo del Miserere, was displayed proudly at the church of Santa Águeda in Sotillo de la Ribera. Earlier this year, it was removed from the church for the purpose of restoration.

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That’s when the team tasked with restoring the statue discovered a secret that’s at least 240 years old.

The hollow statue contained a compartment in the back, right where Jesus’ butt was. And that wasn’t the only thing they found.

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The statue doubled as a time capsule as two sheets of paper containing writing on both sides were found inside of the compartment. The papers, which were authored by Joaquín Mínguez, a chaplain of the Cathedral of the Burgo de Osma, documented the name of the statue’s sculptor, Manuel Bal.

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