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What is the Shroud of Turin?

A shroud is a piece of cloth used to wrap a dead body. For centuries, people have been fascinated by the Shroud of Turin. The shroud bears the ghostly image of a crucified man. Many people believe this was the shroud in which the women wrapped Jesus after he died. However, controversy over the shroud’s authenticity persists. Some think it is a medieval forgery. The Shroud of Turin is on display at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.


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