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The Shroud of Turin: The Burial Cloth of Jesus Christ?
The Shroud of Turin The Burial Cloth of Jesus Christ Author:Ian Wilson Scientists and historians are working to untangle the tantalizing mystery surrounding the Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the cloth in which Christ was buried. This book tells the story of that search, which combines elements of mystery, intrigue, and the most advanced techniques available to doctors, police, and other specialists today.... more »
Since it first appeared in Europe in the 1350s, the Shroud has been condemned by many as a fraud. But modern scientific analysis by a team of experts has shown that all the markings on the cloth conform to the accounts of Christ's death and burial as recorded in the New Testament.
One of the most baffling questions concerning the Shroud's authenticity is how and where it was preserved through the centuries. Ian Wilson traces the history of the cloth from its creation almost two thousand years ago. He proposes ingenious solutions to the gaps in its history--- explanations that link the Shroud to the Mandylion that belonged to the Emperors of Constantinople, to legends of Veronica's Veil and the Holy Grail, as well as to the powerful Knights Templars of medieval Europe.
The Shroud of Turin is a fascinating detective story that offers some intriguing answers to questions that have surrounded this frail piece of linen for centuries.« less