WHO IS THE MAN OF THE SHROUD?
This question – surrounding a mysterious, linen cloth – continues to puzzle scientists and experts.
Now, you get to decide.
Our “Who Is the Man of the Shroud?” exhibition is a customized version of the original, namesake exhibition located in Jerusalem.
In a groundbreaking, new streaming media series from Pilgrim Center of Hope; explore the facts from science, art, history, and more. New episodes in development!
About the Shroud
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.