Unshrouding the science of the Shroud

The Turin Shroud is a linen cloth measuring 1.21m by 4.42m believed by some to bear the impression of Jesus Christ. For the first time in a decade it has gone on display in Turin.

Here we have highlighted the key features on the cloth that its custodian, the Archdiocese of Turin, says supports the notion that the shroud was used to wrap a man who "suffered the death of crucifixion".

Anotated image of Turn Shroud

Correction: The reference to scorch marks from the Chambery fire (Number 2) should not include the L-shaped holes below, which are of unknown date and origin.

Image courtesy of Fotografia - Proprieta Arcidiocesi di Torino

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