Is the Shroud of Turin genuine? For almost seven and a half centuries a piece of cloth was venerated because it bore the image of the crucified Christ, but in 1988 results of carbon dating showed that the fabric could not pre-date 1260. Now new evidence conclusively proves that it is not a fake...yet neither is it the image of Jesus Christ. Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas have been able to identify precisely where and when the shroud came into existence and to name the people involved. Using the latest scientific techniques they explain the strange molecular chemistry that created this unique artefact. In solving the riddle of the shroud this book unravels a far deeper mystery: how this medieval artefact links directly to Jesus.