A full-length photograph of the Shroud of Turin
which is said to have been the cloth placed on Jesus
at the time of his burial. The shroud
bears the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion
. Radiocarbon dating in 1988
by three independent teams of scientists determined that it was made during the Middle Ages
, long after Jesus lived. However, it is possible that the tested sample was not a part of the original cloth. The shroud was also damaged by a fire in the Late Middle Ages which could have added carbon material, resulting in a higher radiocarbon content and a later calculated age.