chapter  2
Historical Evidence
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The history of the Shroud is very convoluted and not easy to retrace

in all its steps. In fact, whereas it is quite simple to find documents

and evidence of an object exposed, contended, and conserved in the

past centuries near to the present, it is indeed more difficult to trace

it back from the remote past, when evidence fades away and also

mixes up with legends. The 2000-year history of this relic includes

not-easy-to-investigate dark periods.