A team of archaeologists and scientists says it has, for the first time, found pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus in a tomb in Jerusalem.It is of course being reported as disproving the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, though that seems like a bit of a leap. I have various questions about the srouds authenticity, but this find disproves very little. After all, it'ssurely possible that more than one type of burial cloth was in use in first century Judea.
The researchers, from Hebrew University and institutions in Canada and the US, said the shroud was very different from the controversial Turin Shroud.
Incidentally other news outlets are tackling this story from a different angle. For exmaple, The Jeruslem Post is focussing on the fact that this is the earliest discovered case of leprosy.