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  • THE SUDARIUM OF OVIEDO: A STUDY OF FIBER STRUCTURES

    10/06/2008 1:06:40 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 533+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | August 2008 | Raymond N. Rogers, Fellow University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Abstract The Sudarium of Oviedo has been studied intensively with a petrographic (polarizing) microscope. It is composed of pure flax fibers, and they show the same characteristics as the Shroud of Turin. The technology used to prepare the linen cloth appears to be identical to that described for Roman times by Pliny the Elder (Natural History XIX, 3, 16-18). Flax fibers are mostly crystalline cellulose, and the crystals have a fibrillar structure. The fibers are birefringent between crossed polarizers; however, the birefringence changes depending on the past history of the material. Perfect, new flax fibers show extinction (the segments between...
  • Analytical Results On Thread Samples Taken From The Raes Sampling Area Of The Shroud Cloth

    10/06/2008 1:39:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies · 379+ views
    August 16, 2008 | by Robert Villarreal with Barrie Schwortz and M. Sue Benford
    I became involved with the analytical aspect of the Shroud when Ray Rogers asked me for help in conducting certain Shroud image formation studies. He needed an alpha-particle source to complete investigation of possible image formation processes and some radiochemical calculations on the depth of penetration of an emitted alpha-particle into flax fibers. I provided him with both and he asked further for X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measurements on a special sample he termed a “spliced thread” or R1 sample. The XPS measurements were made and he was quite excited at the results because they indicated the two ends of...
  • New: Shroud of Turin carbon dating proved erroneous ( performed on non-original cloth sample)

    09/28/2008 8:19:34 AM PDT · by dascallie · 306 replies · 4,441+ views
    PRESS RELEASE: Los Alamos National Laboratory team of scientists prove carbon 14 dating of the Shroud of Turin wrong COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 15 — In his presentation today at The Ohio State University’s Blackwell Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) chemist, Robert Villarreal, disclosed startling new findings proving that the sample of material used in 1988 to Carbon-14 (C-14) date the Shroud of Turin, which categorized the cloth as a medieval fake, could not have been from the original linen cloth because it was cotton. According to Villarreal, who lead the LANL team working on the project, thread samples they...
  • (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...
  • 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...
  • Behold The Man -Turin Shroud Studies Confirm Image’s Unique Nature

    03/14/2008 1:52:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies · 1,037+ views
    NCR ^ | March 14, 2008 | SHAFER PARKER JR.
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — The Shroud of Turin is undoubtedly the most famous relic in Christendom — and the best loved. During those rare times when it is displayed, millions of pilgrims travel from all over the world to see the purported burial cloth of Jesus Christ, a piece of linen 3 feet 7 inches-by-14 feet 3 inches that bears the detailed front and back images of a man who was crucified in a manner identical to that of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the Scriptures. In 1978, more than 3.5 million people stood in line for up to...
  • THE JOSPICE MATTRESS COVER IMAGE - Shroud of Turin research paper.

    12/24/2007 6:50:16 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies · 65+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | November 21, 2007 | Frederick T. Zugibe, M.D., Ph.D.
    INTRODUCTION: The Jospice mattress cover is a sienna colored, rectangular, three dimensional nylon cover and bears a striking image of the palm of a left hand accompanied by an image of the lower torso from the buttocks to below the knees, an image of the left arm, a fainter image of the upper part of the right arm, an image of the shoulders and an indistinct image corresponding to the lower part of the left face, all portrayed in a deeper shade of the mattress color. Father Francis O’Leary contacted me in June of 1986 offering me the opportunity to...
  • Shroud of Turin - A Review of the Recent National Geographic Channel Documentary

    09/18/2007 10:48:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 97+ 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...
  • Michelangelo Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Contain Divinely-Encoded Images of the Shroud of Turin

    09/13/2007 9:14:42 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 35 replies · 918+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | Sept. 13, 2007
    RALEIGH, Nc., Sept. 13 - A new discovery reveals a "mystery" never before seen. Investigative researcher Philip E. Dayvault, of Raleigh, NC, found in 2003 that the famed Sistine Chapel Ceiling fresco, painted by Michelangelo in 1512 and located at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, is also painted in allegory. Although the central panels of the Ceiling, or "historicals", are illustrated for literal interpretation, they also contain unique symbolic expression. Once decoded, Dayvault discovered that this expression graphically depicts the Shroud of Turin, in full and complete order. The Shroud of Turin is the traditional burial cloth of Jesus Christ....
  • Summary of Challenges to the Authenticity of the Shroud of Turin

    08/01/2007 12:51:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 324+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | 2007 | By Richard B. Sorensen
    A. IntroductionThe Shroud of Turin is purported to be the literal burial shroud of Jesus Christ, and its authenticity has thus aroused intense debate and sometimes hostile rhetoric between those who believe that the Shroud is authentic (or at least believe that it is the actual burial shroud of a crucified man who may or may not have been Jesus), and those who do not. Many attempts have been made by skeptics to challenge its authenticity on various grounds, as well as to develop alternative theories to explain how the images on the Shroud could have been faked or generated...
  • 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...
  • Shroud.com Celebrates 11th Anniversary! + Large update and added articles

    01/21/2007 12:19:45 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 340+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | 1/21/2007 | Barrie Schworz
    Welcome to the 11th Anniversary of the Shroud of Turin Website. I always wait and write the introduction to these updates last, since I am never quite sure just how much of my backlogged material I will actually be able to include. This update is certainly another example of that, as I have worked on it nonstop for the past two weeks, and it is now past 9:00 p.m. on the evening of January 20, 2007, as I write this. And once again, I have run out of time before running out of new materials to include. As many of...
  • Possibly the Biggest Radiocarbon Dating Mistake Ever: Why students ask questions

    08/22/2006 9:01:26 AM PDT · by shroudie · 26 replies · 920+ views
    Read the entire article at Possibly the Biggest Radiocarbon Dating Mistake Ever to see it formatted, with images, notes and cited works. I asked my teacher about it but was ridiculed for not being scientific.” -- High School Student from Alaska It may well go down as the biggest radiocarbon dating mistake in history; not because there is anything wrong with the measurement process (there may not have been); not because there is anything inherently wrong with carbon 14 dating (there is not); not because of shoddy sample taking (which indeed was shoddy); not because of red flags that should...
  • Author: Shroud of Turin wrongly condemned

    04/12/2006 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies · 1,365+ views
    4/11/2006
    Author: Shroud of Turin wrongly condemnedBelieves dating scientifically flawed, linen could be burial cloth of Jesus A new book says the controversial Shroud of Turin – said to bear the image of the crucified Jesus Christ – has been wrongly condemned as a fraud and desecrated due to serious errors in its study and conservation. "The Rape of the Turin Shroud – how Christianity's most precious relic was wrongly condemned, and violated," by William Meacham, contends the shroud was dismissed as a medieval fake by the general public after poorly planned Carbon-14 dating in 1988. The linen also suffered major...
  • Hymn of the Pearl and the Shroud of Turin - 1st Century description

    03/14/2006 5:43:04 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies · 338+ views
    Shroud of Turin and the Resurrection of Jesus : Voice from the Past  The Hymn of the Pearl Deep within the Hymn of the Pearl, itself deep within the Acts of Thomas, some very interesting lines of poetry are found. These words are translated, and understood, many ways. This is but one interpretation, one reflection, one point of view interpolated from different translations and analyses:   TWO IMAGE - Within the Hymn of the Pearl - Suddenly, I saw my image on my [burial a] garment like in a mirror Myself and myself through myself [or myself facing outward...
  • Cloning may help terrible prophecies come true: another Christ or antichrist

    03/07/2006 9:34:16 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 62 replies · 648+ views
    Pravda ^ | Pravda
    Cloning may help terrible prophecies come true Researchers say they would like to clone Christ. But with this good intention they on the contrary may get an antichrist. Famous chemist Alan Adler who studied samples of the shroud of Turin, the legendary burial cloth into which Jesus Christ was wrapped after crucifixion, made a sensational statement not long ago. The researcher said there was blood on the shroud and it was shed by a man who died a violent death. The University of Texas Center for Advanced DNA Technologies, USA, analyzed the DNA of the bloodstains. Head of the Center...
  • Chinese map claims to back theory that China discovered America

    01/17/2006 5:00:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,092+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/17/06
    Chinese map collecter has found a copy of an ancient map he claims proves controversial theories that famed Chinese mariner Zheng He was the first person to discover America and circumnavigate the world. Liu Gang said the map supports the recent theories that Chinese discovered America before Christopher Columbus and charted parts of the world such as Antartica and northern Canada long before Western explorers. "The map shows us that Chinese discovered the world 70 years before Columbus," Liu said in a public unveiling of the chart. "The map tells us that Zheng He discovered the world." The map is...
  • The Shroud of Turin for Journalists: Where Have All the Skeptics Gone?

    12/24/2005 1:43:14 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies · 605+ views
    ShroudStory.com ^ | 10/28/2005 | Daniel Porter (Shroudie)
    The Shroud of Turin for Journalists PDF Version (Best for Printing & Page Reading) Where Have All the Skeptics Gone? By Daniel R. Porter   (Updated October 28, 2005)  One might think the Papal custodians of the Shroud of Turin would be pleased. The primary skeptical argument, carbon 14 dating, had been eliminated. The shroud might be 2000 years old, after all.  But like Hydra, the Greek mythological beast, controversy grew a weird new head. With the Winter Olympics coming to Turin in February, 2006, bringing a million spectators and thousands of journalists, articles that describe this magnificent Italian city...
  • Shroud of Turin — Local scientist says the cloth covered Christ

    11/06/2005 12:38:04 PM PST · by NYer · 79 replies · 2,405+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | November 5, 2005 | Carrie Moore
    While periodic claims continue to surface purporting to debunk the Shroud of Turin as a hoax — including one made earlier this year by an Idaho academic — one local scientist has no doubt that the cloth covered the crucified Christ and has survived intact for nearly two millennia. Deseret Morning News graphic DNA testing of blood found on the fibers of the Shroud of Turin has been inconclusive.       Eugenia Nitowski, an archaeologist and former nun, bases her conclusion as much on science as on faith: The shroud's existence has forced science to seriously debate the Resurrection...
  • Shroud of Turin 'shows future of science,' says local expert

    09/24/2005 3:55:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 161 replies · 5,271+ views
    The Tidings ^ | September 23, 2005 | Paula Doyle
    p>World-renowned Los Angeles liturgical artist Isabel Piczek earned accolades for "opening new doors of research" at the Dallas International Shroud of Turin Conference held at the Adolphus Hotel Sept. 8-11. The landmark event drew 160 scientists, artists and physicians from around the world sharing the latest research on the shroud, believed by many to portray a full-length image of the crucified Christ. Using a statue she created as a visual aid measuring one-third the actual size of the man depicted on the shroud, Piczek presented her explanation of the image's "Concealed Bas-Relief Effect." She theorizes the image of the shroud...
  • Shroud of Turin Conference Awash in Controversy and Criticism

    09/20/2005 6:41:37 AM PDT · by shroudie · 13 replies · 470+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept 20, 2005 | Dan Porter
    NEW YORK, NY., Sept. 20, 2005 -- According to a report published today on the Shroud Story website (http://www.shroudstory.com), a recent conference on the Shroud of Turin erupted in controversy over how the Papal Custodians of the Shroud were dealing with scientific evidence. The report is entitled, "An Enchilada Comes to Mind." The conference, held from September 8 to 11, in the grand ballroom of the historic Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas, was attended by about 100 archeologists, scientists and historians from around the world. According to Daniel Porter, author of the report, conference organizers had wanted a positive discussion...
  • Shroud of Turin 'a fake'

    06/22/2005 11:26:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies · 1,506+ views
    Paris - A French magazine said on Tuesday it had carried out experiments that proved the Shroud of Turin, believed by some Christians to be their religion's holiest relic, was a fake. "A mediaeval technique helped us to make a Shroud," Science & Vie (Science and Life) said in its July issue. The Shroud is claimed by its defenders to be the cloth in which the body of Jesus Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion. It bears the faint image of a blood-covered man with holes in his hand and wounds in his body and head, the apparent result of...
  • Turin Shroud confirmed as fake

    06/22/2005 9:55:20 AM PDT · by aculeus · 404 replies · 7,815+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | June 22, 2005 | AFP
    A FRENCH magazine has said it had carried out experiments that proved the Shroud of Turin, believed by some Christians to be their religion's holiest relic, was a fraud. "A mediaeval technique helped us to make a Shroud," Science & Vie (Science and Life) said in its July issue. The Shroud is claimed by its defenders to be the cloth in which the body of Jesus Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion. It bears the faint image of a blood-covered man with holes in his hand and wounds in his body and head, the apparent result of being crucified, stabbed...
  • The Shroud's Second Image: New evidence reopens debate about the controversial relic

    12/16/2004 7:22:10 AM PST · by ZGuy · 35 replies · 968+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/15/04 | Gordon Govier
    The shroud of turin was widely dismissed as a medieval forgery after radiocarbon tests in 1988 dated it to the 13th or 14th century. Now a growing body of evidence is calling for reassessment of the shroud, which is kept in Turin, Italy. The latest item comes from the London-based Journal of Optics, published by the Institute of Physics. Two scientists from the University of Padua, Giulio Fanti and Roberto Maggiolo, report in the journal's April edition the discovery of a heretofore-undetected reverse image on the shroud. They say the smaller, fainter image on the back of the cloth depicts...
  • Man Floats Shroud of Turin Forgery Theory

    03/24/2005 4:27:53 AM PST · by frogjerk · 56 replies · 1,317+ views
    SPOKANE, Washington — Nathan Wilson is an English teacher with no scientific training, but he thinks he knows how Jesus' (search) burial cloth was made and he thinks it's not a physical sign of the resurrection. In other words, in Wilson's estimation, the Shroud of Turin (search) is a fake — produced with some glass, paint and old cloth. And that theory, especially with Easter this weekend, has so-called "Shroudies" a buzz. "A lot of religious people are upset," said Wilson, 26, who teaches at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. Wilson is himself an evangelical Christian (search) but...
  • Teacher Claims Shroud of Turin Is Fake

    03/24/2005 7:17:27 AM PST · by shroudie · 114 replies · 2,109+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | AP Writer | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Nathan Wilson is an English teacher with no scientific training, but he thinks he knows how the piece of linen revered by many as Jesus' burial cloth was made. And he thinks it's not a physical sign of the Resurrection . . . Shroud expert Dan Porter said that while Wilson's theory is ingenious, it does not produce images identical to those on the shroud . . . "It is not adequate to produce something that looks like the shroud in two or three ways," said Porter, who lives in Bronxville, N.Y. "One must produce an...
  • New Analysis Confirms Second Face on Shroud of Turin and Raises Questions About Other Images

    03/11/2005 8:12:13 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 44 replies · 842+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Friday March 11, 7:50 am ET | Daniel Porter
    New Analysis Confirms Second Face on Shroud of Turin and Raises Questions About Other Images NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Skeptics and people who believe the Shroud of Turin is the genuine burial shroud of Jesus have always shared one common perception: they thought they knew what the man on the shroud looked like. Now, new computerized image analysis suggests they may be wrong. Results of this analysis published at http://www.shroudstory.com suggest that many characteristics of the images on the shroud are optical illusions caused by random plaid patterns in the cloth. For instance, because of these patterns, the...
  • Surprising new study on Shroud of Turin

    02/26/2005 8:43:02 PM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 90 replies · 3,379+ views
    WND ^ | Feb 26, 2005 | Aaron Rench
    Surprising new study on Shroud of Turin Simple technique could have been used to produce image -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 26, 2005 1:19 p.m. Eastern By Aaron Rench © 2005 Assist News Service MOSCOW, Idaho – The Shroud of Turin has long baffled scientists and scholars, Christians and skeptics for over seven centuries. The cloth bears a photonegative image of a man crucified and is thought by many to be the miraculously preserved burial cloth of Christ. Over the years, skeptics have been unable to convincingly demonstrate how any medieval forger could have produced such an image. N.D. Wilson, a fellow...
  • SHROUD OF TURIN - SKEPTICAL INQUIRER - NO BULL FACTS

    02/08/2005 10:03:05 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 99 replies · 3,032+ views
    http://www.skepticalspectacle.com/ ^ | February 2005 | Daniel Porter
    The true skeptical inquirer knows no certainty: that is his misfortune; he is aware of it, and that is his gift. Imagine slicing a human hair lengthwise, from end to end, into 100 long thin slices, each slice one-tenth the width of a single red blood cell. The images on the Shroud, at their thickest, are this thin. The faint images, golden-brownish, formed by a caramel-like substance, are wholly part of a super-thin film of starch fractions and sugars. Where this film is not brown, it is clear.  Knowing the way certain ancient linen was made, the film covering just...
  • Nature Magazine Comments on Rogers' Debunking of the Shroud of Turin Carbon 14 Tests

    01/28/2005 1:45:31 PM PST · by shroudie · 60 replies · 1,474+ views
    Nature Magazine ^ | January 28, 2005 | Philip Ball
    This is significant commentary as it was Nature that published the results of the 1988 carbon 14 dating of the Shroud of Turin.
  • Shroud to be discussed on The O'Reilly Factor Tonight

    01/27/2005 12:28:12 PM PST · by shroudie · 100 replies · 2,019+ views
    The Shroud of Turin Story ^ | January 27, 2005 | Dan Porter
    Barrie Schwortz, Shroud Scholar and a Member of STURP that examined the Shroud in Turin in 1978, will appear on the O'Reilly Factor, Thursday, January 27, 2005 to discuss the Carbon 14 Dating. See foxnews.com for local schedule information. This is a developing story. A January 20, 2005 article in the scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific journal Thermochimica Acta (Volume 425, pages 189-194, by Raymond N. Rogers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California) makes it perfectly clear: the carbon 14 dating sample cut from the Shroud in 1988 was not valid. In fact, the Shroud is much older than the carbon...
  • Shroud of Turin: "MUCH older than suggested by radiocarbon dating carried out in the 1980s"

    01/27/2005 7:11:07 AM PST · by yankeedame · 121 replies · 2,049+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Thursday, 27 January, 2005 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Thursday, 27 January, 2005, 11:05 GMT Turin shroud 'older than thought' Tests in 1988 concluded the cloth was a medieval "hoax" The Shroud of Turin is much older than suggested by radiocarbon dating carried out in the 1980s, according to a new study in a peer-reviewed journal. A research paper published in Thermochimica Acta suggests the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old. The author dismisses 1988 carbon-14 dating tests which concluded that the linen sheet was a medieval fake. The shroud, which bears the faint image of a blood-covered man, is believed by some to be...
  • Shroud of Turin: Old as Jesus?

    01/26/2005 10:37:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 365 replies · 6,972+ views
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | January 27, 2005 | NA
    The Shroud of Turin is much older than the medieval date that modern science has affixed to it and could be old enough to have been the burial wrapping of Jesus, a new analysis concludes. Since 1988, most scientists have confidently concluded that it was the work of a medieval artist, because carbon dating had placed the production of the fabric between 1260 and 1390. In an article this month in the journal Thermochimica Acta, Dr. Raymond N. Rogers, a chemist retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, said the carbon dating test was valid but that the piece tested was...
  • Turin shroud 'older than thought'

    01/26/2005 7:31:12 PM PST · by ArcLight · 62 replies · 1,406+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/26/2005
    The Shroud of Turin is much older than suggested by radiocarbon dating carried out in the 1980s, according to a new study in a peer-reviewed journal. A research paper published in Thermochimica Acta suggests the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old. The author dismisses 1988 carbon dating tests which concluded that the linen sheet was a medieval fake.
  • New Chemical Testing Points to Ancient Origin for Burial Shroud of Jesus

    01/20/2005 3:16:23 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 47 replies · 1,369+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 19, 2005
    DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Shroud of Turin Association for Research (AMSTAR), a scientific organization dedicated to research on the enigmatic Shroud of Turin, thought by many to be the burial cloth of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth, announced today that the 1988 Carbon-14 test was not done on the original burial cloth, but rather on a rewoven shroud patch creating an erroneous date for the actual age of the Shroud. The Shroud of Turin is a large piece of linen cloth that shows the faint full-body image of a blood-covered man on its surface. Because many believe...
  • Shroud Of Turin - New Date?

    01/19/2005 11:46:04 AM PST · by blam · 198 replies · 4,738+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1-19-2005 | Michael Minor
    New Chemical Testing Points to Ancient Origin for Burial Shroud of Jesus; Los Alamos Scientist Proves 1988 Carbon-14 Dating of the Shroud of Turin Used Invalid Rewoven Sample Wednesday January 19, 8:32 am ET DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Shroud of Turin Association for Research (AMSTAR), a scientific organization dedicated to research on the enigmatic Shroud of Turin, thought by many to be the burial cloth of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth, announced today that the 1988 Carbon-14 test was not done on the original burial cloth, but rather on a rewoven shroud patch creating an erroneous date...
  • Did boy Jesus look like this? Forensic experts use computer images from Shroud

    12/24/2004 12:18:11 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 164 replies · 12,038+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, December 24, 2004
    © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Computer-generated sketch of boy Jesus based on Shroud of Turin (courtesy Retequattro-Mediaset What did Jesus Christ of Nazareth look like as a boy? While no one knows for certain, forensic experts are now using computer images from the Shroud of Turin along with historical data and other ancient images to make an educated guess. In a documentary called "Jesus' Childhood" airing Sunday night on the Italian TV station Retequattro of the Mediaset Group, police artists use the same "aging" technology employed when searching for missing persons and criminals. "In this case the experts went backwards. Now we have a...
  • Schilling's red sock is a fitting symbol(Inappropriate Press Article)

    10/25/2004 10:38:56 AM PDT · by shroudie · 17 replies · 860+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | Oct 25, 2004 | Tom Sullivan
    Tom Sullivan, a sports writer, writes in the San Diego Union-Tribune: "The Red Badge of Courage is a soiled sock. It's the blood-stained stocking that covers Curt Schilling's right ankle. It's one of those garments that should be spared detergent, like the Shroud of Turin or Monica Lewinsky's blue cocktail dress." Is it just me or does anyone else find this distasteful? Whatever you may believe or not believe about the Shroud of Turin, millions of Christians of many traditions and denominations believe it is the real burial shroud of Christ. Many find it sacred. The comparison to Monica Lewinsky's...
  • Rather and the Shroud of Turin

    09/27/2004 7:49:20 AM PDT · by shroudie · 9 replies · 359+ views
    The Guardian ^ | September 27, 2004 | Paul Carr
    Discussion about FreeRepublic.com, Dan Rather and amusingly a light reference to the Shroud of Turin: "For the right-leaning bloggers, this was dynamite. They might as well have discovered that the Turin Shroud was created in Photoshop and laser-printed on to Lycra." I've been working on a new page Pictures of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin that clearly shows that it wasn't Photoshop or some faked things.
  • The Shroud of Caiaphas

    07/15/2004 10:04:36 AM PDT · by shroudie · 15 replies · 463+ views
    His name was Joseph Caiaphas. At the time of Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion he had been the high priest of the Temple in Jerusalem and, as the Gospels tell us, was instrumental in Jesus’ arrest. Later, he persecuted some in the early Jerusalem Church before he was dismissed from his post as the high priest by Lucius Vitellius, the consul and governor of Syria under Tiberius. When he died, though he was no longer the high priest, Caiaphas was still a man of privilege. He had married into the powerful high-priestly family of Annas and he was undoubtedly a man...
  • Scientists find new face on Turin shroud

    04/15/2004 9:12:32 PM PDT · by shroudie · 22 replies · 657+ views
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2004
    <p>Abstract from CNN Space and Science: MILAN, Italy (Reuters) -- Italian scientists have found a matching image of a man's face and possibly his hands on the back of the Turin shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, one of the researchers said on Thursday.</p>
  • Shroud of Turin debate starts again

    04/13/2004 8:34:35 AM PDT · by shroudie · 40 replies · 392+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 13, 2004 | BY ROGER HIGHFIELD
    "On Monday, the [Institute of Physics in London] said: 'Lying behind the known image of the bearded man bearing the marks of crucifixion, the new image has striking three-dimensional quality and matches in form, size and position the known face.'" This is turning out to be a seminal finding. It virtually eliminates various hoax hypotheses and some miraculous and naturalistic hypotheses as well. It leaves many very puzzled. For more information read first Chemistry of the Image and then Details about the back image. These links will take you to other information including a discussion of the carbon 14 dating...
  • Turin Shroud Back Side Shows Face

    04/12/2004 2:35:21 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 16 replies · 250+ views
    Discovery News ^ | April 11, 2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    April 11, 2004 — The ghostly image of a man's face has emerged on the back side of the Turin Shroud, the piece of linen long believed to have been wrapped around Jesus's body after the crucifixion, according to new digital imaging processing techniques. The discovery adds new complexity to one of the most controversial relics in Christendom, venerated by many Catholics as the proof that Christ was resurrected from the grave and dismissed by some scientists as a brilliant medieval fake. The study, which will be published on Tuesday by one of the journals of the Institute of Physics,...
  • Turin Shroud Back Side Shows Face

    04/12/2004 4:17:04 AM PDT · by shroudie · 88 replies · 655+ views
    Discovery Channel News ^ | April 11, 2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A new study will be published on Tuesday by one of the peer reviewed scientific journals of the Institute of Physics, "The Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics." This may be one of the most revealing discoveries in the last few years in addition to the debunking of the carbon 14 testing and the discovery of the images chemical nature. Giulio Fanti, professor of Mechanical and Thermic Measurements at Padua University and main author of the study, told Discovery News in an interview: "On both sides, the face image is superficial, involving only the outermost linen fibers. When...
  • Jesus' Shroud? Recent Findings Renew Authenticity Debate

    04/09/2004 11:40:45 PM PDT · by shroudie · 33 replies · 635+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | April 9, 2004 | Bijal P. Trivedi
    When the sample was cut for the 1988 carbon 14 testing of the Shroud, it was divided into six pieces. Three pieces were used for the tests, and three were placed in reserve in a vault. All were sealed and chain of evidence documentation was recorded by the British Museum, representatives of the three carbon dating laboratories, and Turin church authorities. In December of 2003, one of the reserve samples was provided to Raymond Rogers, a UCLA Science Fellow. Rogers is a phyical chemist who once headed up the explosives research and development group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory...
  • Christ: The 1st Christian martyr

    04/09/2004 12:31:52 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 749+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, April 9, 2004 | Mary Jo Anderson
    "The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch."– Mark 14: 34 "You look at it and you cannot escape it: His body was horribly, horribly wounded. I choked up," said one visitor to the millennium Shroud of Turin exhibit. Another viewer summed up his experience, "I realized that this image is a message that was left for us. The resurrection truly happened. The man they tried to extinguish, lives. And we will too, no matter what the world tries to do to us, we will rise again with Him." Experts...
  • The Passion of the Christ, and of Mankind: Brutality in Rome, Iraq, and the World

    04/08/2004 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 18 replies · 378+ views
    special to FreeRepublic ^ | [10 April, 2004] | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    We went to see The Passion of the Christ this week. I leave discussions of the theology of the movie to others. This is about the brutality shown. And about man’s inhumanity to man, then and now. There are lessons for Iraq policy today in the ancient images from that movie. First we cover the history of flogging and crucifixion in the Roman Empire. Flogging consisted normally of forty lashes. It was a severe but limited penalty, mostly in the Roman Army. It was used in the same way under the British Admiralty Rules in the 18th Century. The purpose...
  • Secrets of the Dead: Shroud of Christ? PBS Broadcast Program Series

    04/08/2004 5:51:45 PM PDT · by tvn · 73 replies · 1,230+ views
    PBS ^ | April 7, 2004 | Mechthild Flury-Lemberg
    In a central part of Turin Cathedral is an elaborate, baroque shrine housing one of the Catholic Church's most precious and controversial artifacts: a 14-foot-long piece of cloth known as the Turin Shroud. The shroud's surface bears, in faint shades of brown, the unmistakable image of a man. The body of this individual appears to bear wounds similar to those inflicted during the ancient execution method of crucifixion. For its dedicated believers, this image is that of Jesus Christ himself, burned onto the cloth upon his miraculous resurrection from the dead. The debate over the Shroud's origins has raged furiously...
  • Tonight on PBS, The Shroud of Christ

    04/07/2004 10:52:31 AM PDT · by shroudie · 44 replies · 475+ views
    PBS WNET/13 Highlights ^ | April 7, 2004 | Shroudie
    Shroud of Christ / Secrets of the Dead Series Wednesday, April 7th at 8 PM on most PBS Channels According to PBS, "the latest evidence suggests that the Shroud of Turin, Christianity's most treasured relic, does, indeed, date from the time of Christ." "SECRETS OF THE DEAD examines the shroud in light of new bacterial clues plus a recently discovered style of stitching previously seen only once before -- amid the ruins of the Jewish citadel of Masada, a town destroyed by the Romans in 74 A.D" Please opine before and after the show. Shroudie