News Flash – The Shroud of Turin is a print

Spot the difference: Negative images of the Shroud of Turin (left) and a modern replica made by scientists

Spot the difference: Negative images of the Shroud of Turin (left) and a modern replica made by scientists

The news is out. Professor Garlaschelli of the University of Pavia, has used “materials and print technologies available in the middle ages” to reproduce the Shroud of Turin. For this experiment a student’s body  was covered with a cloth and then rubbed with red ochre to make the transfer of information from the body’s surface, basically an indirect method of gyotaku (also known as fish printing). Some artificial aging and holes added for affect and the scientist had made a print that he claims proves this well loved and revered relic to be fake.

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2 Responses to “News Flash – The Shroud of Turin is a print”

  1. RL Tillman says:

    The thing that’s most suspicious about the Shroud is clearly revealed by this image: Jesus is surrounded by black bikini tops.

    That just doesn’t jive with the historical record.