Turin Shroud goes back on display at city's cathedral
April 19, 2015 6:16 pm
Worshippers believe the Turin Shroud to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ
The Turin Shroud has gone back on public display in the Italian city’s cathedral, after a break of five years.
The 4.4-metre-long (14-ft) cloth is on show until 24 June.
Viewings are free but must be booked. One million people have already signed up.
Some devotees believe the shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Sceptics point to carbon dating that suggests it is a medieval forgery from the 1300s.
Scientists have not agreed on how the image of a man was imprinted on the cloth.