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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 ^ | 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 It fell way short of the characteristics of the real Shroud,...