Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 469–471 | Cite as

Could the Shroud of Turin be an effect of post-mortem changes?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucia Tattoli
    • 1
  • Michael Tsokos
    • 2
  • Claas Buschmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, University Medical Centre CharitéUniversity of BerlinBerlinGermany

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