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Shroud of Turin
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.

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