The Fascinating World of Time Capsules

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Butt of Jesus as Time Capsule

 A priest in 18th century Spain found a clever niche to hide a secret message to the future – in the derriere of a hollow statue of Christ crucified, called Cristo del Miserere.

The note, covering both sides of two pieces of paper, was authored by Joaquín Mínguez, a chaplain of the Cathedral of the Burgo de Osma, in 1777. He also wrote about life at the time – including the name of the king, Carlos III, various aldermen and events of the time.