Mystery Solved?– Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin

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ROME (Reuters) – An Italian scientist says he has reproduced the Shroud of Turin, a feat that he says proves definitively that the linen some Christians revere as Jesus Christ’s burial cloth is a medieval fake.

The shroud, measuring 14 feet, 4 inches by 3 feet, 7 inches bears the image, eerily reversed like a photographic negative, of a crucified man some believers say is Christ.
“We have shown that is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud,” Luigi Garlaschelli, who is due to illustrate the results at a conference on the para-normal this weekend in northern Italy, said on Monday.

The Shroud of Turin shows the back and front of a bearded man with long hair, his arms crossed on his chest, while the entire cloth is marked by what appears to be rivulets of blood from wounds in the wrists, feet and side.

Carbon dating tests by laboratories in Oxford, Zurich and Tucson, Arizona in 1988 caused a sensation by dating it from between 1260 and 1390. Sceptics said it was a hoax, possibly made to attract the profitable medieval pilgrimage business.
But scientists have thus far been at a loss to explain how the image was left on the cloth.

Garlaschelli reproduced the full-sized shroud using materials and techniques that were available in the middle ages.
They placed a linen sheet flat over a volunteer and then rubbed it with a pigment containing traces of acid. A mask was used for the face.
PIGMENT, BLOODSTAINS AND SCORCHES
The pigment was then artificially aged by heating the cloth in an oven and washing it, a process which removed it from the surface but left a fuzzy, half-tone image similar to that on the Shroud. He believes the pigment on the original Shroud faded naturally over the centuries.
They then added blood stains, burn holes, scorches and water stains to achieve the final effect.
The Catholic Church does not claim the Shroud is authentic nor that it is a matter of faith, but says it should be a powerful reminder of Christ’s passion.
One of Christianity’s most disputed relics, it is locked away at Turin Cathedral in Italy and rarely exhibited. It was last on display in 2000 and is due to be shown again next year.

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NOTE: THE RETURN: Famed Shroud Of Turin Displayed In Public

TURIN, Italy — The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, and closely kept under wrap. Starting Saturday, and for six weeks, both the curious and those convinced the Turin Shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ can have a brief look.

By late Friday, 1.5 million people had reserved their three-to-five-minute chance to gaze at the cloth, which is kept in a bulletproof, climate-controlled case. Organizers said earlier this year they hoped some 2 million pilgrims and tourists would see the linen
during the special viewing from April 10 to May 23 2010.

Shroud Of Turin 2010 – The real face of Jesus

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4 responses to “Mystery Solved?– Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin

  1. BAC

    So this man says that he has “produced something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud”. So what is this “something” and what are “the same characteristics”? Has there been any update for what this man claims? And also, what happened to the fact that the man who originally took the carbon same, who died from cancer, had asked his friend to re-test the Shroud because he became convinced that the reason why the carbon date came out to be Medieval was because there was a mixture between fabric used to restore the Shroud, after the fire, and the original strands of the fiber, on the Shroud, date back to the first century? What ever happened to this man’s finding that prove that the Shroud is from the 1st century? And has anyone explained yet, how the pollen, small insects, and even the plants and herbs indigenous only to the area of Jerusalem that date back to the 1st century have been found trapped within the fabric of the Shroud. Now how exactly is this possible if the Shroud is 1)man-made and 2)14th Century???? OK scientist, come up with another ridiculous explanation for that question. I can’t wait to hear the bull you have to say about this. Oh, by the way, just to remind all the skeptics and skeptical scientists out there in this world, the most brilliant human that ever walked the earth, Einstein, has said (and proved) that this earth, this universe, and all other things have order of which is not accidental but designed which means that Einstein was trying to let all of us know that everything that exist has a master designer. Guess what? That means Einstein was trying to tell you that there is a God. Now tell me everyone, who is going to argue with Einstein??? Do you know more them him? Better think twice before all of you scientist put out your theories there maybe one theory greater than yours and from the looks of it your idol, Einstein, has already proven you all wrong. 🙂

    • How’s this for an update>:

      Researcher says text proves Shroud of Turin real

      ROME — A Vatican researcher claims a nearly invisible text on the Shroud of Turin proves the authenticity of the artifact revered as Jesus’ burial cloth.

      The claim made in a new book by historian Barbara Frale drew immediate skepticism from some scientists, who maintain the shroud is a medieval forgery.

      Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, said Friday that she used computers to enhance images of faintly written words in Greek, Latin and Aramaic scattered across the shroud.

      http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iEpbatbYlTMk7i4ydVWEnJ0SU4OAD9C3C4A00

  2. MONA H

    Scientists!!!how did you exist????you could feel the wind but you can’t see it??what do you have to say about the all the miracles Jesus the Christ did?? he raised the dead ….Could you do that??
    Mona H..

  3. There are so many fake relics. Whoever modelled for the shround, and whatever year it was made, it’s exceedingly unlikely to have been Jesus. Are we going to start claiming every relic is genuine now? It’s absurd.

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