Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shroud of Turin Is Not a Medieval Forgery, Experiments Suggest

Is the Shroud of Turin the burial cloth of Jesus? A series of experiments conducted by Italian researchers suggest that the Shroud of Turin is probably not a medieval forgery.
A series of experiments conducted by Italian researchers indicate the Shroud of Turin is likely authentic, but the team has not yet reached a definite conclusion.

Decades of research on Jesus' proposed burial cloth have revealed an array of conflicting ideas surrounding the shroud's authenticity. However, researchers from Italy's National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development believe their findings undermine previous theories that the shroud was faked in the medieval period, the Telegraph reports. The new claim seems to be stirring controversy again, as many point to previous research to the contrary.

Last year scientists were able to replicate marks on the cloth using highly advanced ultraviolet techniques that weren't available 2,000 years ago -- or during the medieval times, for that matter. Read more

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