[Milton-L] PL 575 (062)

Dario Rivarossa dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 07:54:49 EDT 2011


>Shroud of Turin?

Dear Jeffery, sort of. The drawing recalls the "Veronica" - only
Jesus' face, though the same as in the Shroud of Turin - which was
much worshipped in the Middle Ages; Dante too mentioned it in the
Divine Comedy. It was exhibited in Rome during the Jubilees etc.; it
is currently kept in the small town of Manoppello, after many
vicissitudes.

As to the Shroud, the Sacra Sindone, it "popped up" in France at the
end of the 14th century. Its origin is absolutely controversial: every
day in Italy a new "discovery" is published about it: it was the true
linen that wrapped the body of Jesus... it was made by Leonardo da
Vinci... it was the "red-bearded god" worshipped by the Templars... it
was made by Giotto (this one dates back to just some days
ago)...............


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