Weird X-ray of a 300-yeear-old Mexican Christ Statue Reveals Real Human Teeth

Weird X-ray of a 300-yeear-old Mexican Christ Statue Reveals Real Human Teeth

During a restoration of the 18th century Lord of Patience statue in the parish of San Bartolo Cuautalpan, Mexico – popular for its gruesome blood and open wounds, researchers X-rayed the statue and were shocked at discovering eight real human teeth and they are all in pristine condition.

Creepy X-ray shows 300-year-old statue of Jesus in Mexico“It is common that the sculptures have teeth, but they are usually made of wood or bone carved individually or as a plate, but in this case has eight teeth of an adult,” said team leader and school director Fanny Unikel in a museum video. “The teeth were probably donated as a token of gratitude. It’s the first time human teeth have been found in a sculpture.”

The teeth can be noticed between the statue’s slightly-parted lips and are picked up in the creepy x-Ray image.

Creepy X-ray shows 300-year-old statue of Jesus in Mexico
The 3ft 8ins-tall icon — depicting a patient, pained Christ resting momentarily during the Passion — is seated in a church in San Bartolo Cuautlalpan, a town of 10,000 about 30 miles north of Mexico City.

Unikel said the Lord of Patience, as the statue is known, is very well preserved.She said: ‘The sculpture is always dressed. He only leaves the church during Holy Week, when he is paraded through the town.’

In Mexico’s rural communities, it is a practice to carry statues through the streets on holidays, usually followed by a celebratory parade.
Via : vice