Cloth made from flax which grew well in the low, hot areas of the Jordan valley. Fine woven cloth was a luxury (Judg. 14: 12–13), and was much sought after by the wealthy (Luke 16: 19). Because of its quality, linen was used for the tabernacle curtains (Exod. 26: 31) and priestly garments (Exod. 28: 6). It was used in the royal tombs of Egypt, and the custom spread among the Jews of wrapping corpses in linen (John 11: 44), as was the body of Jesus (Matt. 27: 59). A linen shroud exhibiting the outline features of a body, preserved in Turin Cathedral, was for centuries supposed to be that used by Joseph of Arimathaea for Jesus, but the carbon-14 test exposed it as a medieval forgery. The same form of test, carried out at the University of Chicago, disclosed that linen cloth in which some Dead Sea scrolls were wrapped yielded a date between 187 BCE and 233 CE.