The Turin Shroud is believed by many people to be the burial shroud in which Jesus Christ was wrapped following his crucifixion. It is a linen cloth measuring 4.4m by 1.1m showing the image of a man. However radiocarbon dating tests, carried out on the shroud in 1998 indicated that the cloth may date from around 1300 AD.
The Turin Shroud is kept in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in the city of Turin in northern Italy. It has been put public display on 19 occasions since the 17th century attracting thousands of visitors each day. Exposition of the Shroud for a period of five weeks in 1978 is reported to have had 100,000 visitors per day. It was last on display from 19th to the 24th of April 2015.
The Turin Shroud, which is believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ went on display for the first time in 45 years in Turin, Italy in the year 1978 On This Day.
Shroud of Turin