There are some burn holes and scorched areas down both sides of the linen, caused by contact with molten silver during the fire that burned through it in places while it was folded.
The historical records for the shroud can be separated into two time periods: before 1390 and from 1390 to the present.
) is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who is alleged to be Jesus of Nazareth.
The cloth itself is believed by some to be the burial shroud he was wrapped in when he was buried after crucifixion although three radiocarbon dating tests in 1988 dated a sample of the cloth to the Middle Ages.
In 1988, three radiocarbon dating tests dated a corner piece of the shroud from the Middle Ages, between the years 12, which is consistent with the shroud's first known exhibition in France in 1357.