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SHROUD OF TURIN TO GO ON DISPLAY IN APRIL 2010

written by Chiara Guzzetti

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This will be the first time the Shroud will be seen by the public since 2002 when it underwent a restoration to remove patches and burnt pieces of cloth. It was last on display in the Jubilee Year 2000.  

The Shroud itself is a linen sheet woven in a herringbone pattern and is said to have been made before Christ. Embedded in the fabric is a faint impression of an image reminiscent of a crucified man which have led followers to believe it is the piece of fabric draped over Christ’s body before burial.  

But, with the faithful, come the prudent. Over the years, radio carbon dating has produced evidence that the Shroud was actually made during the Middle Ages, well after Christ’s death and, just last week, an Italian scientist, Luigi Garlaschelli claimed that he recreated a copy of the Shroud by painting a piece of fabric with pigment, baking it in an over and then washing. Garlaschelli claims this is evidence enough to disprove that the Shroud is real, but for a brief period in the spring of 2010, you can decide for yourself. Bookings to see the Shroud can be made starting in

TURIN: OTHER GUIDES

  • The Egyptian Museum

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The Savoy had already a collection of Egyptian antiquities in ‘700, which were added to the exhibits and statues brought from Vitaliano Donati, sent to Egypt by Carlo Emanuele III. In 1824 Carlo Felice bought the collection of approx. 8000 items to... continue

  • Palazzo Madama

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    In this initial period of its history, which dates back to the two towers and then merged into the Baroque facade of the building, there was a city gate called Porta Fibellona on the side exposed to the river Po, which was later fortified by the... continue

  • The Church of the Great Mother of Our Lord

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The church was commissioned to celebrate the return of King Vittorio Emanuele I by the Congress of Vienna after the defeat of Napoleon and it is located on the right bank of the River Po; on the gable of the church there is the inscription "ORDO... continue

  • The Church of San Carlo

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The construction works of the church began in 1619, by the will of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy and it was dedicated to San Carlo Borromeo, who, after a pilgrimage on foot from London, came to pray before the Holy Sindone. The current facade, however,... continue

  • The Castle of the Valentine

    written by Cedric Mills

    The ancient castle, home to several noble families, was purchased by Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia. The castle owes its present form to Madama Reale, the young Maria Cristina of Bourbon-France, wife of Vittorio Amedeo of Savoy. With a four corner... continue

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