Today’s BBC reports that a team of archaeologists and scientists have found the first pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus in a tomb in Jerusalem.
The shroud is very different from the Turin Shroud, the cloth having a much a simpler, a two-way, weave than the controversial relic.
The body of a man wrapped in fragments of the shroud was found in a tomb dating from the time of Jesus in the cemetery called the Field of Blood, where Judas Iscariot is said to have killed himself.
The discovery is another first being the earliest proven case of a person dying from leprosy.
Well there you have it: a an ancient shroud fragment and an ancient leper. This is many ways is more fascinating than the Turin Shroud.. well to me anyway!