The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin has long been veiled in mystery and is the most studied archaeological object in human history. According to the Gospel, the Beloved Disciple raced to the tomb on Easter morning. Spying the burial cloths lying there, “he saw and believed” (John 20:8). BUT WHAT DID HE SEE SO THAT HE BELIEVED?


With the development in the science and medical fields, modern researches brought new discoveries for the Shroud of Turin. In the early twentieth century, photographic qualities were accidentally discovered on the linen believed to have covered Christ’s body in the tomb, that intrigued not only the Christians but also the scientists on this enigmatic cloth. The Shroud was examined with new forensic techniques pointing out that the man of the Shroud was scourged, tortured, crowned with thrones, and nailed on the cross, as described in the Bible.

SourceFr Andrew Dalton, LC, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Permanent Exhibition on the Shroud at Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome

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