October 2, 2010.
The Museum of the Shroud of Turin in Italy receives thousands of visitors each year seeking answers to the mysteries surrounding the Shroud. Here you have the opportunity to see up close an exact copy of the linen cloth that according to tradition covered Jesus' body.
Here you can find the camera that took the first photograph of the Shroud. There is also the first photo of the Shroud, ant the chest in which it was kept when it belonged to the Savoy family.
Gian Maria Zaccone
Director Museum of the Shroud of Turin (Torino)
"In this museum you can gain a deeper understanding of the Shroud from the historical point of view through documents, but especially through special items which make it a unique museum."
Director, Centro Internacional de la Sábana Santa
“Another important object is the casket which was used in 1578 for the transfer of the shroud from Chambery to Torino. It was the first time that the shroud travel to Torino and for that it until nownever it as move form here”.
You can also see up close a reconstruction of the crown of thorns that was placed on the head of Jesus before the crucifixion and the whip with which he flogged.
The museum also has a church built by the Confraternity of the 'Holy Shroud' which displays an exact copy of the Shroud. It maintains the same context the Shroud had when it was on public display in 1931.
Director, International Center Shroud
"This church was built in the early eighteenth century and began being the Church of the hospital."
Hundreds of objects help create a better understanding of the last hours of Jesus' life – leading up to this mysterious cloth which has been venerated by Christians for centuries.