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Shroud of Turin 2.0

October 6, 2009

The BBC reports that the Italian scientist Luigi Garlaschelli has reproduced the Shroud of Turin:

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.

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Garlaschelli reproduced the full-sized shroud using materials and techniques that were available in the middle ages.

They placed a linen sheet flat over a volunteer and then rubbed it with a pigment containing traces of acid. A mask was used for the face.

FWIW: the Catholic Church does not recognize the Shroud as an authentic relic so this should not be seen as an attack on the religion.

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One Comment
  1. Steve Wiggins permalink
    October 7, 2009 12:07 pm

    I saw this article too. It amazes me that people still seek physical proof of their religion when the Bible itself decries that very act! Now, if we found Ilimilku’s actual stylus, well, that’d be a different matter entirely.

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