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Pope all but authenticates the Turin Shroud

Pope Benedict XVI visited the Turin Shroud yesterday, and said the artifact was "written with the blood" of a crucified man. During a visit to the Shroud in the northern Italian city of Turin, Benedict didn't raise the scientific questions that surround the linen and whether it might be a

A close-up look at the Turin Shroud

BBC News has posted a great close-up look at both the front and the back of the Turin 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

Hitler wanted to steal the Turin Shroud

During WWII, a group of Benedictine monks hid the Turin Shroud due to fears that Adolf Hitler would steal it. The shroud was transferred for its safety to the Benedictine sanctuary of Montevergine in Avellino, in the southern Campania region of Italy in 1939 and was only transferred to Turin

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

Television documentary claims Turin Shroud was faked by da Vinci

A new television documentary is claiming that Leonardo da Vinci faked the Turin Shroud using pioneering photographic techniques and a sculpture of his own head. The claims is made in a Channel Five documentary, to be shown on Wednesday night, that describes how da Vinci could have scorched his facial features