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This question – surrounding a mysterious, linen cloth – continues to puzzle scientists and experts.

Now, you get to decide.

About the Shroud

  • The Cloth

    The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth measuring 14 ft. 3 in. by 3 ft. 7 in., bearing the image of the front and back of a crucified man.

  • History

    Some experts suggest the Shroud could date back to as early as the first century AD. Documented historical record of the Shroud has been found from as early as 1349.

  • Royalty

    The Shroud is believed to have come into the possession of a French Crusader knight in Constantinople, and was passed down through the House of Savoy in present-day France and Italy, before being permanently placed in the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.

  • Shocking Revelation

    In 1898, Italian Secondo Pia took the first photograph of the Shroud. In developing the photograph, he discovered the Shroud itself had identical properties as that of a black and white photograph.

  • Faith

    The Shroud of Turin is the property of the Catholic Church. The Church holds no official position on the Shroud or the identity of the man whose image it bears.

  • Science

    In 1978, a group of experts including scientists from top military research facilities (including Los Alamos, Sandia Jet Propulsion, and Air Force Weapons Lab) conducted tests on the Shroud. They concluded that the image is not the work of an artist.

  • Mystery

    To date, no one has been able to duplicate how the image of the man appears on the Shroud of Turin.

About the Presenters

The “Who Is the Man of the Shroud?” media series and museum exhibition are produced by Pilgrim Center of Hope, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Catholic evangelization ministry founded in 1993. It is based upon the Othonia exhibition of the same name.

Watch a recorded behind-the-scenes panel below, explaining some of our history.

How can we say we’re striving to create an unbiased series? What are our true motivations?

Watch below as Angela Sealana, Streaming Series Director, addresses these questions.