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The Mystery Man: Who was the man of the Shroud of Turin?

Artisplendore Exhibitions is displaying the exhibition, “The Mystery Man,” which seeks to answer one of history's great questions: Who was the man in the Shroud of Turin? 

Curator of the exhibition
Throughout history, painters have detailed the image of Jesus of Nazareth. For the first time ever, we are going to see this body in human form without the mediation of artists.

After more than 15 years of scientific studies, a hyper-realistic work of the man whose silhouette appears on the shroud will be displayed. 

Curator of the exhibition
I approached this story of the Shroud, like everyone else, looking for a scientific, forensic explanation. I became one of them. I got caught up in this whirlwind of history: what was the explanation of the Shroud? And there came a moment when I understood that the most wonderful things in this world have no explanation.

The shroud, on display in Turin, Italy, is considered to be the relic that wrapped the body of Jesus of Nazareth after his death. 

Science has confirmed that the cloth, at some point in its history, covered a severely tortured man. It shows the same wounds that Jesus suffered and that are described in the Gospels: those caused by the crown of thorns, the scourging, crucifixion and the piercing in the side. 

Curator of the exhibition
I was in front of the image, at least that we all have of Jesus of Nazareth, and I believe that you are going to have the opportunity to feel for the first time in history and in the world, the image and the reflection of his work as it has never been done before without any kind of interpretation, only with his reflection. Only with what he tried to do.

The exhibition with this hyper-realistic image of Jesus opened in the Cathedral of Salamanca, Spain on October 13. It will travel around the world to show the most accurate recreation to date of what could have been the face and body of Jesus.