Shroud of Turin
For years devout Christians believed that the Shroud of Turin is the actual shroud used to wrap the dead body of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. But now, scientists in Italy have shown that the shroud is a fake, it is not the actual cloth used in the burial of Jesus Christ.

Scientist and professor of organic chemistry at the University of Pavia Luigi Garlaschelli said:

“We have shown that is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud.”

Garlaschelli will be presenting his findings at a conference on the para-normal this weekend in northern Italy.

Radiocarbon dating tests done in laboratories in Oxford, Zurich, and Arizona in 1988 caused a sensation by dating it from between 1260 and 1390. Sceptics said it was a hoax, possibly made to attract the profitable medieval pilgrimage business. Now more scientific evidence that will strengthen the claim that the Shroud of Turin is a sad fake.


  1. Janet Ann Collins said...

    Anyone interested in the Shroud might want to read my fiction book for kids, The Peril of the Sinister Scientist. It's about a kid who thinks he was cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin.  

  2. Mom To A Four Year Old said...

    It's really amazing how modern science can disprove something that has been believed to be very significant. I am really impressed as to the works of these people. Thanks for posting!  

  3. Dan said...

    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.  

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