The Turin Shroud is a fake. In the latest, but almost certainly not final instalment, they have used modern forensic techniques to show that apparent blood spatters on the shroud could only have been produced by someone moving to adopt different poses — rather than lying still, in the manner of a dead and yet to be resurrected Messiah. Forensic scientist Dr Matteo Borrini of Liverpool John Moores University and Luigi Garlaschelli of the University of Pavia used a living volunteer and real and synthetic blood to try to simulate possible ways that the apparent bloodstains could have got onto the shroud. This could be consistent with someone who had been crucified with their arms held in a Y shape. Unfortunately for shroud believers, however, the forearm blood stains would require the dead body to have been wrapped in the shroud with their arms in a different position — held almost vertically above their head, rather than at an angle of 45 degrees.
Radiocarbon Dating of the Turin Shroud: New Evidence from Raw Data
Carbon dating and the Shroud of Turin
Low graphics Accessibility help. News services Your news when you want it. News Front Page. E-mail this to a friend Printable version. Tests in concluded the cloth was a medieval "hoax". The radiocarbon sample has completely different chemical properties than the main part of the shroud relic. The shroud first surfaced in France in
One of the most famous candidates is the Shroud of Turin , so named because it has been housed in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, since However, new forensic research suggests the holy shroud might not be the real deal. The Shroud of Turin, a foot linen cloth bearing an image of a crucified man, first surfaced in Using both human and synthetic blood, they were unable to find a single position in which the blood flowed onto experimental cloths to create the stain pattern on the Shroud of Turin.
The Shroud of Turin remains one of the most revered Christian relics, despite naysayers and studies questioning its legitimacy. Enshrined in Turin Cathedral, Italy, the bizarre facial features etched into the ancient fabric are said to be of Jesus Christ himself. Now, 30 years later, a team of Oxford University-based researchers have ruled out the finds, citing flaws in the stud.