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  • The crucifixion of Christ.
  • The disciple Addai or Thaddeus, one of the seventy (cf. Luke 10:1), travels to Edessa, bringing with him the mysterious 'portrait’; Abgar V, toparch of Edessa, is healed and converts to Christianity.

In order to hide the true nature of the 'unclean’ tomb linen, the Shroud is folded in such a way that only the face is visible, while the linen is placed in an ornate frame; in this form it is believed to be a portrait of Jesus. It was transported to Edessa (today Sanlıurfa in eastern Turkey).


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