The shroud of Turin is probably the most controversial piece of fabric in the world. One version claims that after Jesus died on the cross, his castigated body was wrapped in this shroud. Scientists do agree that this is not the original cloth; however, the story behind the shroud continues to be remarkable and thought-provoking. In the Museo della Sindone, the shroud is presented as a fascinating mystery.
The museum in the crypt of the Santo Sudario Church sheds a light on the centuries-old discussion over the authenticity of the fabric. The exhibited shroud on display is actually a copy. The 'original' is kept in the Turin cathedral and rarely shown. Whether this original really is the shroud of Christ or not, the ancient cloth remains of large (art) historical value.
“The museum in the Santo Sudario Church sheds light on the mystery of the shroud”