‘Shroud Of Turin’ Replicated By Professor Using Means Available In Middle Ages

October 6, 2009

Italy (ChattahBox) – A University of Pavia professor has managed to reproduce the phenomenon of the ‘Shroud of Turin’ using means available during the time it was discovered, proving, he says, that the holy symbol was a hoax.

The Shroud shows the image of a crucified man that many believers have claimed was Christ. It has been a holy symbol for centuries, but often considered one of the many fakes from the time period when it was profitable to show gifts from God.

The researchers, including Professor Luigi Garlaschelli, used a mask under a sheet, which was worn by a volunteer, to create the image, spreading it with a substance containing pigment and acid.

They then heated the sheet in an oven, washed it, and added blood and burn holes to the edges.

The result was a sheet almost exactly like the Shroud, the effect perfect, though the face itself was different, given the mask used.

The results speak for themselves, though Garlaschelli says it will likely not matter to believers in the Shroud of Turin, which has not been confirmed as authentic by the Catholic Church.

“If they don’t want to believe carbon dating done by some of the world’s best laboratories they certainly won’t believe me,” he was quoted as saying.

The findings will be presented at an Italian conference on the paranormal later this month.



One Response to “‘Shroud Of Turin’ Replicated By Professor Using Means Available In Middle Ages”

  1. Dan on October 6th, 2009 8:29 pm

    The Italian group think that they may have been able to recreate the Shroud of Turin. Maybe they have? But, I’d love for them to try and recreate the coffee stained image of the Virgin Mary I personally have. A few photos of the image can be found here on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7690119@N03/sets/72157617453203072/detail/

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