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There are very few Christian relics as important and as controversial as the Shroud of Turin.This linen cloth, measuring about 4.4m by 1.1m (14.4x3.6 feet) holds the concealed image of a man bearing all the signs of crucifixion.Scientific tests have proved that there are blood stains around the marks consistent with a crown of thorns and a puncture from a lance to the side.In a new documentary, we have been given intimate access that no other broadcaster has had before. Until the 1980s, millions of Christians around the world believed the Shroud to be the burial cloth of Christ. Put simply, it meant that for millions of people the Shroud was, in effect, a Polaroid of Jesus' death - a snapshot of the defining moment in Christianity. It put the Shroud in a league of its own in the realm of the most important Christian relics.
But in 1989, the significance of the Shroud seemed to evaporate after a radiocarbon dating test pronounced a stunning verdict - the Shroud of Turin was indisputably a medieval fake. With that judgement the extraordinary story of the Shroud of Turin fell out of the public imagination. After all, how could any other kind of evidence about the shroud compare to the verdict of science?
But the amazing story of the Shroud of Turin has simply refused to fade into obscurity and die, for the simple reason that a conflict of evidence has emerged which is about the re-ignite the debate around this compelling religious artefact.If it is a medieval forgery, then how was this image made? This documentary try to answer this and other questions.