The Shroud of Turin





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The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth that depicts the image of a buried man and is believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. Its existence has been known from at least the 14th century, and has been treated by some as a religious relic. The shroud has been the subject of ongoing controversy and its authenticity is disputed. But a handful of biblical historians and scientists point out that evidence suggests it is not a medieval work of art nor a clever forgery. Whatever the origin of the shroud, it remains a curious religious icon that has for centuries garnered the interest of Christians.