Jesus Statue Hides 240-Year-Old Secret Message in its Butt

The statue, known as Cristo de Miserere, was on display at a cathedral in Spain and when taken down for restoration, a secret message was found inside... well... the butt. 

The letter was written by Joaquín Mínguez in 1777, the chaplain of the cathedral at the time. In it he talked about what life was like in this community 240 years ago, mentioned the sculptor who created the statue, common games of the time, and that typhoid and malaria were common. 

The original document will be sent to the archbishop but a copy was returned to the statue’s... behind for posterity. 

 

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