Italian group claims to debunk Shroud of Turin Update October 5, AP -- Scientists have reproduced the Shroud of Turin - revered as the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb - and say the experiment proves the relic was man-made, a group of Italian debunkers claimed Monday. Age test of Shroud of Turin planned February 25, A British scientist is overseeing new tests on the Shroud of Turin that he says will show it dates to the time of Jesus of Nazareth. Is an earthquake behind carbon dating of Shroud of Turin image?
The Shroud of Turin - Evidence it is authentic Below is a summary of scientific and historical evidence supporting the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin as the ancient burial cloth of the historical Jesus of Nazareth. Michael Fischer, adapted from the original article by John C. These dimensions correlate with ancient measurements of 2 cubits x 8 cubits - consistent with loom technology of the period.
The finer weave of 3-over-1 herringbone is consistent with the New Testament statement that the "sindon" or shroud was purchased by Joseph of Arimathea, who was a wealthy man.
Inthere was a fire in the church in Chambery, France, where the Shroud was being kept. Part of the metal storage case melted and fell on the cloth, leaving burns, and efforts to extinguish the fire left water stains.
Yet the image of the man was hardly touched. Innuns sewed patches over the fire-damaged areas and attached a full-size support cloth to the back of the Shroud. This became known as the "Holland" backing cloth.
The Shroud was moved to Turin inwhere it remains to this day. Ina team of experts did restoration work, such as removing the patches from and replacing the backing cloth.
One of the specialists was Swiss textile historian Mechthild Flury-Lemberg. She was surprised to find a peculiar stitching pattern in the seam of one long side of the Shroud, where a three-inch wide strip of the same original fabric was sewn onto a larger segment.
The stitching pattern, which she says was the work of a professional, is quite similar to the hem of a cloth found in the tombs of the Jewish fortress of Masada. This kind of stitch has never been found in Medieval Europe. Ray Rogers, retired Fellow with the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and lead chemist with the original science team STURP the Shroud of Turin Research Project, involving approximately 35 scientists directly examining the Shroud for five dayshas shown conclusively that the sample cut from The Shroud of Turin in was taken from an area of the cloth that was re-woven during the middle ages.
Here are some excerpts: The radiocarbon date was thus not valid for determining the true age of the shroud. The Holland cloth, and all other medieval linens gave the test [i.
The disappearance of all traces of vanillin from the lignin in the shroud indicates a much older age than the radiocarbon laboratories reported. The thermal conductivity of linen is very low The rapid change in color from black to white at the margins of the scorches illustrates this fact.
No samples from any location on the shroud gave the vanillin test [i. Even allowing for errors in the measurements and assumptions about storage conditions, the cloth is unlikely to be as young as years.
No other part of the shroud shows such a coating. Dyeing was probably done intentionally on pristine replacement material to match the color of the older, sepia-colored cloth.
The radiocarbon sample was thus not part of the original cloth and is invalid for determining the age of the shroud. Studies on the radiocarbon sample from the shroud of turin.DNA Testing Deepens Mystery of Shroud of Turin A new analysis of DNA from the Shroud of Turin Though the Catholic Church has never taken an official stance on the object's authenticity.
Proponents for the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin argue that empirical analysis and scientific methods are insufficient for understanding the methods used for image formation on the shroud, believing that the image was miraculously produced at the moment of Resurrection.
A pair of Italian researchers, one a forensic anthropologist, the other a chemist, has conducted tests to determine the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin and report that their analysis indicates. Rome, Italy, Jul 18, / pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A study on the Shroud of Turin based on bloodstain pattern analysis used to investigate crime scenes has sparked fresh debate on what is.
Dr. Matteo Borrini, a forensic anthropologist at the Liverpool John Moores University in England, used bloodstain pattern analysis on the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud, which is kept in the Cathedral of St.
John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, has long been a subject of controversy within the Catholic community.