Turin has been worldly renown for the Holy Shroud for centuries, no matter what religion you practice.
|back and front of the Holy Shroud|
- So what is the shroud??
- Is it the real burial cloth that wrapped Jesus in??
Many tests have been performed over the years and some confirmed that the pollens contained in the fibers of this cloth are very similar to those you could find in the Jerusalem area, where Jesus lived and certainly, the torture marks imprinted on it are quite moving. Yet other tests performed on different samples dated the cloth to the middle ages.
- Can we really see it?
|The Holy Shroud|
- How did the Holy Shroud end up in Turin?
Because of a fire, the nuns patched parts of the shroud to preserve it and when finally, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy decided to move the capital of the Kingdom of Savoy from Chambery to Turin, the Shroud followed his orders and since 1578 it has been stored in Turin.
- What do the Popes say about it?
- What is sindonology?
In the end, it is really up to each one of us to believe or not the authenticity of the Holy Shroud but without any doubt, together with the Duomo and the museum, it is a Turin landmark and one of the cultural symbols of Italy.
One more reason why we are living a true vidaroyal 😎