Study suggests India as source of Shroud of Turin cloth

A new DNA study has added to the mystery surrounding the Shroud of Turin – which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus.

By sequencing genes from pollen and dust particles on the shroud, Italian researchers have been able to map the type of plants and people that came into contact with the linen.

Their research suggests the shroud was made in India, and travelled the world extensively, moving from Jerusalem to Turkey to France before ending up in Italy.

The DNA was extracted from dust particles vacuumed from parts of the body image on the shroud and the lateral edge used for radiocarbon dating.

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