Workers discovered 240-year-old time capsule inside statue of Christ

Workers in Spain restoring a statue of Christ were stunned when they discovered a hidden centuries-old time capsule.

Science Alert, citing Spanish media outlet EFE, reports that a secret message written by an 18th-century priest was found inside the hollow wooden statue of Christ crucified, called Cristo del Miserere.

The statue had been taken from the church of Santa Agueda in Sotillo de la Ribera in Northern Spain for restoration. Experts from art restoration specialist Da Vinci Restauro reportedly found the letter when they took out a removable part of the statue – the wooden ‘cloth’ covering the figure’s buttocks.

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