The Madrid-based Spanish restorers from Da Vinci Restauro company, appear to have discovered an document inside the statue of Jesus Christ, dating back to 1777. The miraculous discovery was made in a Jesus statue which is usually hosted in the Santa Agueda church, Sotillo de la Ribera in Burgos in the Castile and León region of Spain.
The Madrid based team of restorers found a handwritten transcript which consists of two pages and they declare it has been signed by Joaquin Minguez, who was a priest at the Burgo de Osma cathedral.
Efren Arroyo who is a local historian in the region and also took part in the restoration project said:
“It is amazing, because it really is unique to find hidden handwritten documents inside such statues”
Joaquin Minguez, in the note appears to describe a selection of subjects, like typhus and malaria, bullfighters, and common games of the times, such as “cards, ball, bald and bar”.
The ancient document also talks about economical and political events such as a great harvest year for wine and locally grown food.
It is though that the note was saved there to provide a snapshot of what life was like there at the time. The note was found in the midsection of the wooden Jesus statue.
Tests will be carried out on the note found by the Spanish restorers to verify the age of the document.