New face on Turin shroud

MILAN: Italian scientists have found a matching image of a man’s face and possibly his hands on the back of the Turin shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The discovery that the ghostly image on the back of the linen cloth matches the face that adorns the front is likely to re-ignite debate over whether the shroud is genuine or a skilful medieval fraud. It first appeared in France in the 14th century and has been held in the Italian city of Turin since 1578. For over 600 years the debate has raged over the origin of the image.