The Shroud of Turin ( Italian: Sindone di Torino ), also known as the Holy Shroud (Italian: Sacra Sindone [ˈsaːkra ˈsindone] or Santa Sindone ), is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man. Some describe the image as depicting Jesus of Nazareth and believe the fabric is the burial shroud in which he was wrapped after ...
- 4.4 m × 1.1 m (14 ft 5 in × 3 ft 7 in)
- 13th to 14th century
- Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Turin, Italy
The Shroud of Turin, that ancient burial cloth mysteriously imprinted with a figure thought to resemble Jesus Christ, is dramatically affecting the lives of two JPL scientists. When Don Lynn and Jean Lorre agreed to apply image processing techniques to photographs of the shroud in 1977, they hardly expected to find their results published in newspapers and magazines around the world.
Sep 30, 2021 · The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth.
- Becky Little
- The shroud first surfaced in medieval France. The earliest historical records of the Shroud of Turin place it in Lirey, France during the 1350s. A French knight named Geoffroi de Charny allegedly presented it to the dean of the church in Lirey as Jesus’ authentic burial shroud.
- The pope soon declared it was not an actual historic relic. After the church of Lirey put the shroud on display, the church began to draw a lot of pilgrims, and also a lot of money.
- De Charny’s granddaughter was excommunicated for selling it to Italian royals. In 1418, when the Hundred Years’ War threatened to spill over into Lirey, Geoffroi de Charny’s granddaughter Margaret de Charny and her husband offered to store the cloth in their castle.
- Before the shroud moved to Turin, it was almost lost in a fire. In 1502, the house of Savoy placed the shroud in the Sainte-Chapelle in Chambéry, which is now part of France.
What is the Shroud? The Shroud of Turin is a long linen cloth made of out flax and measures 14 feet long and 3.5 feet wide. It bears the faint image of a bearded, crucified man with bloodstains that match the wounds of crucifixion suffered by Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in all four gospel narratives. It has been in Turin, Italy since 1578, over 400
A Jan 20, 2005 paper in the professional journal ThermoChimica Acta by Dr. Ray Rogers, retired Fellow with the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and lead chemist with the original science team STURP (the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project involving 33 scientists, 26 of them directly examining the Shroud for five days), has shown conclusively that the sample cut from The Shroud of Turin in 1988 was taken from an area of the cloth that was re-woven during the middle ages. Here are some excerpts: