Skip to comments.Scientists Say Turin Shroud Image Created by Ultraviolet Lasers
Posted on 12/22/2011 6:56:25 AM PST by marshmallow
The exact origins of the Turin Shroud remain a great mystery, but scientists are now disputing the long-held belief that the religious artifact is a medieval forgery.
Italian researchers at the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development say they believe the image was created by an ultraviolet "flash of light." However, if that theory is true, it remains a mystery as to exactly how that technology could have been implemented at the time of the Shroud's creation. While the technology is readily available in present day, it was far beyond the means of anyone around pre-20th Century.
The Turin Shroud is said to be the burial cloth of Jesus, but has long been believed to be a fake, created during medieval times. It is currently kept in a climate-controlled case in Turin cathedral. Scientists at the Italian agency have reportedly spent years attempting to recreate the Shroud's imagery. 'The results show a short and intense burst of UV directional radiation can colour a linen cloth so as to reproduce many of the peculiar characteristics of the body image on the Shroud of Turin,' the scientists said.
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Cool. Heavenly resurrection ultrasonic lasers. Can’t wait for the same thing to happen to me.
Those Carthusian monks and their lasers...
I could tell you, but you wouldn’t believe me.
“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it”
Bet they still don't know the entire chemical composition or they discount evaporation possibilities.
Just waiting for the muslim hordes to get around to sacking the city and burning the relic.
Ok, so we still don’t know, was this miracle performed in the 14th c or the 1st?
Bottom line....It’s a money maker for the church.
It’s been through one fire already.
The most significant event in history and we get to view an image of it. How awesome is that Shroud of Turin. Isn’t it just like the Almighty to leave us baffled and amazed.
Leonardo was working with Optics and was quite the practical joker. He was also no friend of the Vatican.
Saint’s bones, old shrouds and relics will not bring peace and enlightenment to your soul.
Why is directionality needed? Sunlight, especially at tropical latitudes, is heavy in UV including at damaging (material-altering) UV-C wavelengths. Perhaps just a shadow mask and sunlight. What if a painter painted on sunscreen in the complimentary positions, exposed the resulting painting for a while, and then washed the sheet to free it from sunscreen?
Okay, so ‘splain how it would have been possible for humans to do that either in first-century Jerusalem or medieval anywhere, and you’re good.
And somewhere, some dummy will believe this hogwash.
Hmmm, didn’t Jesus say He was the way, the truth, and the LIGHT?
Thank you for your scientifically based opinion.
The Way, The Truth, The Life.
The Church in Turin, maybe. And how much do you think the Church makes from the shroud? Give us a number.
There is tons of evidence to it being real, and no real evidence of it being a fake.
Carbon dating itself is flawed. This Carbon dating is certainly flawed. The samples were taken from the worst places on the shroud, edges/corners that would be contaminated areas and from pieces of cloth used to repair the shroud at a later date, not original to the shroud.
The examples of pro evidence are too numerous to mention here. Based on the evidence, in a court of law, the Shroud of Turin would be found to be real.
The shroud is attested from well before Leonardo was born.
“He was also no friend of the Vatican.” — well, technically Leo lived from 1452 to 1519 and the Vatican city came into existance only in 1929 and St. Peter’s was only completed in 1590. So, I’m sorry but your statement even to make it “no friend of the papacy” is wrong
You mean the “science” that brought us the global warming hokum? And stands by it?
I watched that show when I was a kid. What was the name of the show?
I was being sarcastic.
The Time Tunnel.
Doubtful. It's only exhibited on rare occasions, and there's no charge to see it (charging to see, or otherwise venerate, relics is prohibited), and it costs money to preserve it and protect it, so how do you figure it makes money at all?
Take your anti-Catholic bigotry elsewhere.
So, has your anti-Catholic bigotry brought “peace and enlightenment” to your soul?
I’m with you. I’m not Catholic and I don’t really care whether or not most of their relics are real or not, but in the case of the shroud and the other head cloth, I think the evidence is strong enough to believe they are authentic.
The power of the Resurrection captured in real time in a medium for all to see, before photography.
A 2-D image encoded with a 3-D image. Yeah, a flash will do that-—riiiiiight.
Next they will be saying that sharks with laser beams tied to their head did it. Who knew they could be so artistic?
The Shroud has no paint pigment penetrating the linen fibers. Something else formed the image.
Duh. Also - flossing after meals is an essential part of good dental health, Captain Obvious.
There exist some sunscreens which are volatile, e.g. cinnamate esters. So they protect against exposure, and then evaporate away completely. (After, say, 500 years to be sure to get every last drop.)