Shroud of Turin goes on display

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An ancient piece of cloth, thought to be the most studied artifact in human history, is to go on display in the Italian city of Turin for the first time in ten years.

The origin of the cloth, known as "The Shroud of Turin", has long been a source of much controversy for historians and scientists.

The shroud displays the image of a crucified man who millions believe to be Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

While some maintain that this very cloth was the one used to wrap Christ's body after his crucifiction, many contest that is simply a medieval fake.

Barbara Frale, a historian at the Vatican secret archives said: "There have been many new scientific finds and discoveries in the last 10 years.

"The party of those who don't believe in the authenticity of the shroud will always exist", she said.

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