chapter  1
The Shroud: An Identikit
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Almost everyone, at least once, has heard of the so-called Holy

Shroud, the Shroud of Turin, or more simply the Shroud, perhaps

referring to the fact that the body image depicted on the cloth had

been painted by a medieval artist. However, very few people had the

chance to investigate the number of mysteries that make the Shroud

a unique object in the world, not only impossible to reproduce but

also impossible to be explained only by scientific means. In this first

chapter, we are going to conduct readers into thesemysteries and, in

the end, lead them toward some explanatory hypotheses.