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High-tech behind Shroud of Turin exposition


Turin, June 11 - Putting the Shroud of Turin on
display has involved a vast array of studied high technology
devices and methods, revealed Thursday in a seminar held by tech
partners who participated in planning for the Shroud's display
and conservation.
In order to illuminate the cloth believed by many to be
Christ's winding sheet, a specific spectrum of light was
identified by Italy's National Institute for Metrological
Research for its ability to permit high visibility while also
guaranteeing the best preservation of the fabric and the imprint
on the cloth.
The cloth is subjected to programmed emissions of nitrogen,
which are also aimed at preservation.
Video surveillance of the shroud and the shrine where it is
housed is handled by flying drones that were built by an
aerospace firm.
Pope Francis is scheduled to 'go on pilgrimage' to view the
Shroud on June 21, and in one of his many charitable acts
towards the homeless, also sponsored two bus trips for about 120
homeless people total to travel to view the shroud in the two
weeks preceding his visit.
The shroud, a linen cloth with an image of mysterious
origin that many believe to be Jesus of Nazareth, is rarely seen
by the public.
The cloth's dating and whereabouts prior to the 15th
century, when it came to the Turin Cathedral, are debated by
It has been on display since April 19 in the Chapel of the
Shroud in the crypt beneath Turin's most important cathedral,
and will be shown through June 24.

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