An unnoticed infestation of moths in Turin Cathedral has reduced the Shroud of Turin to dust.
Head Conservator Monsignor Guido Sarducci of the Shroud of Turin Research Council believes that the dust
particles can be reassembled, which will return the shroud to a visible state, minus the areas of
linen that were actually consumed by the moths. “It will be exacting work, taking perhaps two hundred
years,” he said when questioned about the feasibility of such a project by the Roman newspaper
Scherzo Quotidiano. “Dust particle by dust particle, we will restore it,” he claimed.
In 2015, a final set of tests proved that the traditional route of the shroud from Palestine to Turkey, then