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  • Resurrecting the mystery of the Shroud of Turin

    04/24/2011 4:42:57 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2011 | ROBERT K. WILCOX
    ike it has so many times in its long, tortured history, the Shroud of Turin is again, this Easter 2011, resurrected. I don’t use resurrected lightly. If authentic, the ancient linen cloth with mysterious images of a crucified and tortured corpse on its fibers is tangible proof to many Christians of Jesus’ rise from the dead. And while authenticity is certainly still in debate, the burden of proof now — at least on the Shroud’s inexplicableness — has shifted to the doubters. The 14-foot-long shroud can be traced to at least 1354, when it appeared in a church in Lirey,...
  • Jesus-era leper sheds light on Turin shroud mystery

    12/17/2009 4:57:12 AM PST · by bogusname · 70 replies · 1,602+ views
    Haaretz .com ^ | December 16, 2009 | Haaretz Service
    Israel experts said on Wednesday that a burial shroud known as the Turin shroud, assumed to be the type used to wrap the body of Jesus, did not actually originate from Jesus-era Jerusalem. The conclusion was based on excavation discoveries of a first-century C.E. shrouded man found in a tomb on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem, which also revealed the earliest proven case of leprosy. Along with the DNA of the shrouded man, this was the first time that fragments of a burial shroud have been found from the time of Jesus in Jerusalem, which, unlike the...
  • Scientist re-creates Turin Shroud to show it's fake

    10/08/2009 10:14:43 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 26 replies · 1,073+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 3:41 p.m. EDT, Wed October 7, 2009 | Richard Allen Greene
    Scientist re-creates Turin Shroud to show it's fake updated 3:41 p.m. EDT, Wed October 7, 2009 By Richard Allen Greene CNN (CNN) -- An Italian scientist says he has reproduced one of the world's most famous Catholic relics, the Shroud of Turin, to support his belief it is a medieval fake, not the cloth Jesus was buried in. Luigi Garlaschelli created a copy of the shroud by wrapping a specially woven cloth over one of his students, painting it with pigment, baking it in an oven (which he called a "shroud machine") for several hours, then washing it. His result...
  • Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin

    10/05/2009 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 591 replies · 8,332+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5 Oct 2009 | Philip Pullella
    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,...
  • 3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection (scientific evidence of resurrection?)

    04/02/2010 1:16:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies · 2,258+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 04/02/2010
    3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection 'Jesus was more than just a spiritual event' Ray Downing and John Jackson, a physics lecturer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who runs the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado (photo courtesy History Channel) "People are not going to forget the face of Jesus this Easter," says Ray Downing, creator of the 3D computer technology that produced the "real face of Jesus" from the image of the crucified man in the Shroud of Turin. The image was seen in a highly watched History Channel special broadcast Tuesday. The program will be replayed...
  • Shroud of Turin a 'radiation photo' of resurrection?

    09/05/2010 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 103 replies · 2+ views
    Scientists are building the case that the image of a crucified man on the Shroud of Turin was created by radiation that emanated from the body itself, a theory remarkably supportive of the traditional resurrection account that is central to Christian theology. A scientific paper co-authored by attorney and historian Mark Antonacci and physicist Arthur Lind argues that the image of the crucified man in Shroud of Turin might constitute what amounts to a photograph taken at the instant Jesus' body transformed as he rose from the dead. Jerome Corsi's "The Shroud Codex" is a thriller of faith and action....
  • Scientists say Turin Shroud is supernatural (misleading title)

    Italian government scientists have claimed to have discovered evidence that a supernatural event formed the image on the Turin Shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. After years of work trying to replicate the colouring on the shroud, a similar image has been created by the scientists. However, they only managed the effect by scorching equivalent linen material with high-intensity ultra violet lasers, undermining the arguments of other research, they say, which claims the Turin Shroud is a medieval hoax.
  • Shroud of Turin supports Resurrection, expert affirms

    05/08/2010 4:33:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies · 1,213+ views
    cna ^ | May 7, 2010
    Rome, Italy, May 7, 2010 / 03:57 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- Professor Paolo Di Lazzaro, who is head of a group of researchers from the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Development in Italy, noted this week that the latest discoveries on the Shroud of Turin “are not in contradiction with the theory of the Resurrection” of Christ. In an interview with Europa Press, Di Lazzaro explained the results of their study, which lasted four years and focused on how the image came to appear on the cloth. According to tradition, the shroud was used to wrap the body of...
  • Scientists Say Turin Shroud Image Created by Ultraviolet Lasers

    12/22/2011 6:56:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/21/11 | Eric Pfeiffer
    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...
  • "The Shroud is not a fake" (Scientists say there is no way to falsify or duplicate it)

    12/14/2011 11:10:27 AM PST · by NYer · 156 replies · 1+ views
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 12, 2011 | MARCO TOSATTI
    The Holy Shroud New research from ENEA on the sacred Linen kept in Turin marco tosattirome Enea, the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, has published a report on five years of experiments conducted in the ENEA center of Frascati on the “shroud-like coloring of linen fabrics by far ultraviolet radiation”. “Simply put: we tried to understand how the Shroud of Turin was imprinted by an image so special that it constitutes its charm, and poses a great and very radical challenge, "to identify the physical and chemical processes capable of generating a color similar...
  • Shroud of Turin can’t be a fake, researchers say: Scientists unable to replicate cloth’s

    12/23/2011 5:48:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Rheana Murray
    The Shroud of Turin is very likely not the product of Medieval fakery, say Italian researchers who used modern technology to test the holy cloth’s authenticity. Over five years of work, the scientists blasted modern linen with ultraviolet light and examined X-rays of the fabric, attempting to replicate the stunning Christ-like image exhibited in the Shroud. The findings, released in November by Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development, showed they “achieved a very superficial, Shroud-like coloration of linen yarns,” according to a report on msnbc.com. It fell way short of the characteristics of the real Shroud,...
  • Researcher says she found text on Shroud of Turin

    11/20/2009 6:04:03 AM PST · by NYer · 92 replies · 2,704+ views
    AP ^ | November 20, 2009
    ROME — A Vatican researcher claims she has found a nearly invisible text on the Shroud of Turin and says the discovery 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, says the faint writing emerged through computer analysis of photos of the shroud, which is not normally accessible for study.Frale says the jumble of Greek, Latin and Aramaic includes the words "Jesus Nazarene" and mentions he was...
  • Death certificate is imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican scholar (more info)

    11/20/2009 12:00:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,295+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/20/2009 | Richard Owen
    A Vatican scholar claims to have deciphered the "death certificate" imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, or Holy Shroud, a linen cloth revered by Christians and held by many to bear the image of the crucified Jesus. Dr Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican secret archives, said "I think I have managed to read the burial certificate of Jesus the Nazarene, or Jesus of Nazareth." She said that she had reconstructed it from fragments of Greek, Hebrew and Latin writing imprinted on the cloth together with the image of the crucified man. The shroud, which is kept in the...
  • Does Hidden Text Prove Shroud of Turin Real?

    11/22/2009 2:29:32 PM PST · by TaraP · 24 replies · 1,626+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 20th, 2009
    ROME — A Vatican researcher has rekindled the age-old debate over the Shroud of Turin, saying that faint writing on the linen proves it was the burial cloth of Jesus. Experts say the historian may be reading too much into the markings, and they stand by carbon-dating that points to the shroud being a medieval forgery. Barbara Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, says in a new book that she used computer-enhanced images of the shroud to decipher faintly written words in Greek, Latin and Aramaic scattered across the cloth. She asserts that the words include the name "(J)esu(s)...
  • Turin Shroud 'could be genuine as carbon-dating was flawed' (Dying Scientist Reverses Self)

    04/10/2009 4:24:42 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 41 replies · 1,576+ views
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | 10 Apr 2009 | Stephen Adams
    New evidence suggests the Turin Shroud could have been the cloth in which Jesus was buried, as experiments that concluded it was a medieval fake were flawed. Radio carbon dating carried out in 1988 was performed on an area of the relic that was repaired in the 16th century, according to Ray Rogers, who helped lead the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STRP). At the time he argued firmly that the shroud, which bears a Christlike image, was a clever forgery. snip "Sue and Joe were right. The worst possible sample for carbon dating was taken. "It consisted of different...
  • (Shroud of) Turin shroud controversy envelops pair

    08/24/2008 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 3 replies · 212+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | August 24, 2008 | DeeDee Correll
    Turin shroud controversy envelops pair The tie that binds John and Rebecca Jackson is about 4 feet by 14 feet, woven of herringbone twill linen. It once led to their romance; years later, it dominates their thoughts and fills their conversations. By DeeDee Correll Los Angeles Times COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The tie that binds John and Rebecca Jackson is about 4 feet by 14 feet, woven of herringbone twill linen. It once led to their romance; years later, it dominates their thoughts and fills their conversations. It brought Rebecca, an Orthodox Jew, to the Roman Catholic Church; it led...
  • Will Judean Desert Find Shed Light On Shroud Of Turin?

    06/01/2008 8:55:11 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 436+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-29-2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Will Judean Desert find shed light on Shroud of Turin? By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Updated May 29, 2008 7:28 Can a 6,000-year-old shroud uncovered in the Judean Desert in 1993 help illuminate the centuries-old debate over the Shroud of Turin? The Shroud of Turin Slideshow: Pictures of the week That is the question posed by Olga Negnevitsky, a conservator at the Israel Museum who was involved in the conservation of the lesser-known shroud for the Antiquities Authority after it was discovered inside a small cave near Jericho. The idea to use the older shroud to learn more about the famous one...
  • A New Radiocarbon Hypothesis -- Shroud of Turin dating

    05/12/2008 2:04:11 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 85+ views
    Shroud.com -- Turin Shroud Center of Colorado PDF file ^ | May 5, 2008 | John Jackson, PHd (Physics)
    There exist today multiple arguments of a historical/archaeological nature which conclude that the Shroud of Turin is older than the medieval date ascribed to it by radiocarbon dating in 1988. This has led to the proposal of various hypotheses to explain this apparent discrepancy. One hypothesis is that the linen sample used in the radiocarbon dating actually came from a medieval “re-weave”. While this hypothesis has been argued on the basis of indirect chemistry, it can be discounted on the basis of evident bandings in the 1978 radiographs and transmitted light images of STURP. These data photographs show clearly that...
  • A Review of the Recent BBC Shroud Documentary

    05/12/2008 1:52:52 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies · 172+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | 05/11/2008 | Barrie Schwortz
    As you may have noticed, the Shroud has been in the news a great deal in the past few months. Although it is typically in the news during the Lenten season each year, this recent publicity is due mainly to the premiere of a new BBC documentary about the Shroud titled: Shroud of Turin - Material Evidence. The program, produced and directed by David Rolfe, the director of the the award-winning 1978 Shroud documentary, The Silent Witness, aired in the U.K. on BBC2 on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008. Since the film has not yet aired in North America, I...
  • A Review of the Recent National Geographic Channel Documentary (on the Shroud of Turin)

    07/31/2007 11:36:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies · 329+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | 07/31/2007 | Barrie Schwortz
    First, I would like to thank all of you who wrote or called me after seeing the program. I truly appreciate hearing your comments and your individual points of view. I am also sorry that it is simply impossible for me to respond to every e-mail I receive. When I was first asked to appear in a television documentary about the Shroud of Turin, sometime in 1996, I was very insecure about taking a public stand on the Shroud and wondered if I should do it at all. Somewhat ironically, since I am Jewish, I consulted with a Catholic priest...