Posts Tagged ‘Shroud of Turin’

Museum challenged to make a new Shroud of Turin

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Movie director David Rolfe offered to give the British Museum one million dollars if it can make a new Shroud of Turin. Rolfe posited that if the shroud is the handiwork of “a medieval conman” as the Museum suggests, then their experts should be able to accomplish a similar feat in 2022. Read more Related Read more

Bloodstains on Shroud of Turin are fake

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Bloodstains on the Shroud of Turin are fake, according to a paper published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Many people believe the stains present Jesus’s image on the shroud – the cloth Jesus was supposedly wrapped in after his crucifixion. The paper says patterns on the shroud are consistent with multiple poses and were Read more

Shroud of Turin – nanotechnology authenticates torture, blood staining

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Nanotechnology has proven the man whose image is stained on the Shroud of Turin had been tortured, stabbed in the side and crucified. Many people believe the shroud is the cloth Christ was wrapped in for the three days between the crucifixion and the resurrection. They also believe his image is the one on the Read more

Relics whose stories have gripped the world

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The University of Oxford is to become a world leading centre into the study of religious relics following the launch of a new department. This ground-breaking centre, based in Keble College’s Advanced Studies Centre, is to be composed of computer and medical scientists as well as historians, classicists and theologians. Such an interdisciplinary approach builds Read more

Study suggests India as source of Shroud of Turin cloth

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A new DNA study has added to the mystery surrounding the Shroud of Turin – which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus. By sequencing genes from pollen and dust particles on the shroud, Italian researchers have been able to map the type of plants and people that came into contact with the Read more

What did Jesus look like as a boy?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Using the Turin Shroud, the supposed burial cloth of Jesus, Italian police investigators have generated a photo-fit image from the negative facial image on the material. And from this they reversed the ageing process to create an image of a young Jesus, by reducing the size of the jaw, raising the chin and straightening the Read more

“Stains on the Sudarium of Oviedo coincide with those on the Shroud”

Friday, May 15th, 2015

“All the information obtained from the studies and research” carried out on the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo “is in tune with what one would expect – from a forensic medicine point of view – to happen to cloths with these characteristics were they to cover the head of a body featuring Read more

Shroud of Turin forensics result in image of Jesus as child

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Italian police claim to have worked out how Jesus looked as a child, based on computer forensics applied to the Shroud of Turin’s image. The police generated a photo-fit image from the negative facial image on the shroud. From this they reversed the aging process to create an image of a young Jesus, the Independent Read more

Shroud of Turin goes on public display again

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The Shroud of Turin has gone on display for the first time in five years. The 4.3 metre shroud has been put on display this year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco, whose work in Turin focused on poor youth. More than a million people from as far afield Read more

The Shroud — not a painting, scorch or photo

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

This June, Pope Francis will be making a pilgrimage to Turin, Italy, home of the famous Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the 2,000-year-old burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The pope’s June 21-22 visit will include time venerating the Shroud at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Francis will then visit the tomb Read more