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2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem contains first known case of leprosy

A first-century tomb found near the Old City in Jerusalem contains the first known case of leprosy. The man was buried in a shroud made up of a simple two-way weave, which is nothing like the complex weave of the Turin shroud, making it further evidence that it is a

Vatican researcher claims “Jesus Nazarene” found written on Turin Shroud

A historian at the secret Vatican archive claims to have found the words "Jesus Nazarene" written on the Shroud of Turin. She suggested that it was written by low-ranking Roman officials or mortuary clerks on a scroll or piece of papyrus to identify Christ's corpse. Such a document would have enabled

Scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin with medieval techniques

An Italian scientist claims to have reproduced the Shroud of Turin using materials and techniques from the Middle Ages, proving the linin cloth was a medieval fake. They placed a linen sheet flat over a volunteer and then rubbed it with a pigment containing traces of acid. A mask was used