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    DescriptionIn this fully revised and updated edition, the bestselling authors of "The Templar Revelation" present new and compelling evidence linking Leonardo da Vinci with the forgery of Christianity's most famous relic. For centuries the Turin Shroud was believed to be Christ's authentic burial cloth, miraculously imprinted with his image -- but in 1988 carbon dating revealed it is a medieval- or Renaissance-era forgery. However, authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince realized that the 1988 discovery prompted even more questions: The image seems to be a photograph -- so could the Turin Shroud actually be the world's first photograph? If the face of the man on the Shroud is not Jesus', whose is it? Who had the sheer audacity to create what would become an infamous relic of Christianity, faking even Christ's holy, redemptive blood? Whoever did this was not only a genius but also a heretic.... After more than a decade of research, Picknett and Prince have accumulated evidence that shows not only was the forger of the Turin Shroud none other than Leonardo da Vinci but also that he used his own face for that of Christ. The Turin Shroud is, among other things, a five-hundred-year-old photograph of Leonardo da Vinci. Could Christianity's greatest relic in fact be an attempt to undermine the religion itself?

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    The Turin Shroud
    How Da Vinci Fooled History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynn Picknett, By (author) Clive Prince
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743292177
    ISBN 10: 0743292170

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRQM, HB
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24750
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000, REL020000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    B&T Approval Code: A13553030
    BISAC V2.8: REL067040
    DC21: 232.96
    DC22: 232.96
    B&T Approval Code: A13603200
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC22: 232.96/6
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC classification: BT587.S4 P53 2007
    Edition statement
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    13 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "If I had to name just one book that sparked off the whole da Vinci craze, this would be it. This is the book that gave me the most food for thought." -- Javier Sierra, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Secret Suppe"r