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Fine Linen

I was intrigued by The Shroud of Turin from the time I learned of it in 1988. The ancient, fine linen cloth measuring 14.5 feet by 3.5 feet is named after the city where it resides: Turin, Italy. This relic has been examined and scrutinized by scientists, journalists, photographers and religious leaders alike for centuries. All agree that it bears a photo negative image of a victim of crucifixion. The question is  who is this individual  and  how did it get there ? The full length shroud was first photographed in 1898 and it was then that it was seen reversed from a negative impression to positive one, revealing amazing detail. Of course, as science and technology become more sophisticated, many discoveries are either debunked or authenticated. Much research has been conducted regarding the Shroud. Forensic DNA testing, for instance, is recently responsible for solving cold case homicides. When stains on the cloth were tested, it was confirmed to be of human origin. In fact, it is the