Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ’s authentic burial robe

Source / Courtesy: The Telegraph

Just days before Christmas, a new study has emerged that suggests that one of Christianity’s most prized but mysterious relics – the Turin Shroud – is not a medieval forgery but could be the authentic burial robe of Christ.

Italian scientists have conducted a series of advanced experiments which, they   claim, show that the marks on the shroud – purportedly left by the imprint   of Christ’s body – could not possibly have been faked with technology that   was available in the medieval period. The research will be an early Christmas present for shroud believers, but is   likely to be greeted with scepticism by those who doubt that the   sepia-coloured, 14ft-long cloth dates from Christ’s crucifixion 2,000 years   ago. Sceptics have long claimed that the shroud is a medieval forgery, and   radiocarbon testing conducted by laboratories in Oxford, Zurich and Arizona   in 1988 appeared to back up the theory, suggesting that it dated from   between 1260 and 1390. But those tests were in turn disputed on the basis that they were skewed by   contamination by fibres from cloth that was used to repair the relic when it   was damaged by fire in the Middle Ages.

The new study is the latest intriguing piece of a puzzle which has baffled   scientists for centuries and spawned an entire industry of research, books   and documentaries.

The double image (front and back) of a scourged and crucified man,   barely visible on the linen cloth of the Shroud of Turin, has many physical   and chemical characteristics that are so particular that the staining … is   impossible to obtain in a laboratory,” concluded experts from Italy’s   National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development.

The scientists set out to “identify the physical and chemical processes   capable of generating a colour similar to that of the image on the Shroud.”   They concluded that the exact shade, texture and depth of the imprints on   the cloth could only be produced with the aid of ultraviolet lasers –   technology that was clearly not available in medieval times.

The scientists used extremely brief pulses of ultraviolet light to replicate   the kind of marks found on the burial cloth.

They concluded that the iconic image of the bearded man must therefore have   been created by “some form of electromagnetic energy (such as a flash   of light at short wavelength).” Although they stopped short of offering   a non-scientific explanation for the phenomenon, their findings will be   embraced by those who believe that the marks on the shroud were miraculously   created at the moment of Christ’s Resurrection.

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5 replies

  1. According to Jamaat e Ahmadiyya’s belief Jesus (peace be on him) didn’t die of his injuries on the cross. He survived this accursed death on the cross and migrated Eastwards in search of the 10 lost tribes of Israel. He died a natural death at a good old age in Kashmir, India. Turin shroud is another proof of the truth of the Promised Massiah (AS).

  2. The First International Conference on the Deliverance of Jesus Christ from the Cross

    Held at the Commonwealth Institute
    Kensington High Street, Kensington, London

    On June 2nd through 4th, 1978

    The First International Conference on the Deliverance of Jesus Christ from the Cross attracted more than 1,500 researchers from all over the world. This Conference was organized by The Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, UK and was attended by Ahmadis, Christians, Buddhists and members of other faiths. The conference was addressed by the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih III (Huzoor). Read further:

  3. Shroud of Turin: Let the discussions begin

    This article starts with a chapter of a book ‘Deliverance from the Cross’ by Sir Zafrulla Khan. It also includes the article on this topic from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and much more.

    If the Catholic Church believes that it is not the real thing then why hang on to it so fiercely, let the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have it, who think that it is the real shroud of Jesus and demonstrates that he was alive when taken off the cross! If the Church thinks it is fake then give it away.

  4. I very surprised when saw this articale, but I have one articale long time ago read about Holy shraud in Nigerien Magzine “The Truth”. In 1957 a group of scientists had researched out about the truth of this Holy shroud. Pope of the time tryed to Report not come out.
    The Truth of death of H.Essa (christ) apeared in this time show the coming Mesahia Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Pbuh is the true Mesahia and right time apeared, What have anounced is true.

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