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Turin, Shroud of

Syllabification: Tu·rin, Shroud of

Definition of Turin, Shroud of in English:

A relic, preserved at Turin since 1578, venerated as the winding sheet in which Christ’s body was wrapped for burial. It bears the apparent imprint of the front and back of a human body as well as markings that correspond to the traditional stigmata. Scientific tests carried out in 1988 dated the shroud to the 13th-14th centuries.

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