Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mysterious Shroud of Turin Is On View for First Time in Five Years

By Sarah Cascone
The Shroud of Turn. Photo: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Turin, Italy,
The Shroud of Turin, one of the world's most contested art objects/religious relics, is back on display for the first time in five years. The cloth bears a ghostly image of a man that many believe is Jesus Christ. Christian tradition says the shroud was used to bury Jesus following his crucifixion, before his resurrection from the dead three days later. (See The Most Controversial Depictions of Jesus in Art.) The Shroud of Turin is on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, April 19–June 24, 2015. [link]