The CIC is proud to present the Shroud of Turin Replica Exhibit from Turin, Italy—through Tuesday, February 28, 2024.

Exhibit Hours: From 10am-4pm (Weekdays)

We welcome people from all over the world to come and see a replica of the Shroud of Turin. This cloth is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. This man that we, and millions of people, believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. The images contain markings that allegedly correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, including thorn marks on the head, lacerations (as if from flogging) on the back, bruises on the shoulders, and various stains of what is presumed to be blood. Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history. Come and see for yourself this beautiful artifact

In 1998, John Paul II greeted fellow pilgrims who had come to see the Shroud and described it as a “mirror of the Gospel.” John Paul II said further that the image on the Shroud invited all to contemplate the nature of human suffering and God’s love for humanity.”

— Excerpt from an article written by Brian Hyland, Museum of the Bible’s Associate Curator of Manuscripts, in Sindon, the online publication of the Museo della Sindone in Turin 

The Front side-top image shows how the rust-colored Shroud of Turin appears to the naked eye. The bottom black and white image was discovered when the Shroud was first photographed by an Italian man named Second Pia during the shrouds 1898 public exhibition in Turin, Italy. Then in the darkroom, Pia was shocked when he saw the negative image develop into a detailed black-and-white “positive” image. The unexpected positive image revealed wounds from the “man of the Shroud’s” torture and suffering that corresponded with the Gospel accounts of Christ’s Passion.

According to Ian Wilson’s 1986 book “The mysterious Shroud”- Pia believed he was seeing the actual appearance of the body of Christ when laid in the tomb” with a face that had “a hauntingly majestic countenance.”

The Most Studied Artifact in History

“According to the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Shroud is the most studied artifact in history. Additionally, Washington, D.C., is the most powerful city in the world. Together a confluence of influence is created about the crucified man seen on the Shroud that millions believe is Jesus Christ.

That photographic mystery is only one reason why the Shroud stymies scientists of every nationality and discipline, offering no natural explanation about how and why the image of a crucified man was formed on the cloth.

For centuries millions of people around the globe have believed that the unexplained linen Shroud could be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. Furthermore, modern science and technology have revealed many secrets hidden in the Shroud since its formation. This physical proof of the modern age will be probed and examined by guests of the interactive and immersive National Shroud of Turin exhibit.” To read more please visit:

(L) Seen with naked eye (R) Positive image revealed in a photo-negative discovered in when first photographed.

(L.) Natural or negative Shroud image as shown in black and white. (R) The Shroud’s positive front image as seen in a photo-negative resembling an x-ray.  The prominent vertical marks are burn marks left by the fire of 1532. 

We thank Myra Kahn Adams, the National Shroud of Turin, and Dr. Jeff Kloha at the Museum of the Bible for this opportunity to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the replica of the Shroud of Turin.

©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc.

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