The Shroud of Turin

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Mystery of the Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin is reputedly Christ’s burial cloth. It has been a religious relic since the Middle Ages. To believers it was divine proof the Christ was resurrected from the grave, to doubters it was evidence of human gullibility and one of the greatest hoaxes in the history of art. No one has been able to prove that it is the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, but its haunting image of a man’s wounded body is proof enough for true believers.

This sixteenthcentury painting by Giovanni Battista shows how the body could have been wrapped in a burial shroud in a position that would match the image on the Shroud of Turin.

Photo of the Shroud of Turin.
Source of this image:


Negative of the face from the shroud

Three-dimensional relief of the Shroud face after smoothing of rough transitions
with a recursive filter.The computer showed us what the face of Jesus Christ probably
looked like before the Passion or after Resurrection, through an electronic cleaning
of the blood and wounds which provides the almost natural images of the face

Here is an artistic impression of what the face matching the image from the shroud might have looked like.

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  1. says

    blessed are those who believe even they have not seen and blessed are those who have seen without doubt and blessed are those who humble themselves and believe in Gods image,,, praise God……

  2. lee says

    stop worrying about if it’s real or not real. it takes away from the true message. at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you believe or don’t believe that piece a cloth is not going to give you salvation.

  3. says

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    post presents fastidious understanding even.

  4. Zaiva says

    If the shroud is a fake, then it’s one of the greatest forgeries of all time, which has baffled modern day Scientists for decades. If it’s real, then it’s one of the most prized relics of all time.

    So either way, the Shroud of Turin is a fascinating item.

  5. Saved says

    does it matter whether the Shroud of Taurin is a fake or not????

    What matters is IF YOU ARE SAVED!!!
    Jesus died to save you, there is NO QUESTION about that.
    Jesus was raised from the dead after three days.
    now he lives in heaven.
    He is a man
    He is Jesus
    He is SON OF GOD.
    His heart beats in heaven.
    Submit to him
    give him your troubles.

  6. mikael says

    I belive this image is false, not the face, but the Body that its “attached” to.
    I cant make the two figures, match the physical body, that lloooks like a atlet, and the face, somehow, a different physical atributes that takes this image to a different direction.
    In my readings, I have comed acrss descriptions of Jehsua Ben Joseph as a crippeled person, with an huchback, and that feature gives this Face we see in this 3D diagram, the “horse” face.

    There is wery litle descriptions of him, as a physical entety, and so far I can judge, he must have looked somewhat like, the Ringer, in the aperance of Quasimodo.
    “The story about Jesus and Maria”.

    That will in no way alter anything as far it conserns me, and in my deep respect of what he acompliced and gave us as a humans, the path to higher consciousness.


  7. Pam says

    I don’t think Jesus was overly handsome. He was probably quite Jewish looking with an overly intelligent, intensity to him. His eyes were probably brown. And his features were probably average. His personality would have been his greatest attraction. He was more than likely, very animated and very interesting and fun to hang with. But fiery when dealing with the religious of the day. Jesus hated self righteous religion.

  8. Kimberly says

    Heh heh heh, I love reading the debates. Here is my two cents . I think it is somewhat amusing to listen and watch people debate the word ! I don’t need a shroud or some dirt from Palestine I have Faith , it comes from my beating heart ! Some people won’t believe until the end of time and that to me is when you die.Relics are good though : )

    • Joe Tan says

      How strange! I remember, sometimes in late 1980s a doctor from Singapore (now a resident in Australia) showed Sri Sathya Sai Baba in India a copy of the Shroud of Turin asking him if the face was that of Jesus Christ, the son of Mary. He replied in the positive and when the doctor said he wanted to see the actual face of Jesus, Baba then transformed it to the one that was very similar to this one supposedly drawn by an “artist”, saying “this is how he looked like at age 33″!

  9. says

    I believe this to be the shroud of Jesus because god wanted to prove that Jesus lived and died for us the proof is there if you want to see it Look around you every day and see the wonders of GOD

  10. Paul222 says

    Hasnt this already been proven to be not old enough to be from the days of Jesus with carbon dating?

    Also, the bible itself states that Jesus was ”Of the bloodline of David” & ”The bloodline of kings”.
    Since the ‘bloodline of kings’ also means the bloodline of David:
    Then We can safely say that Jesus’s father was Joseph or some other Human being, Marys blood would not be recognised, only the male bloodline was followed as an heir!

    Jesus was not a son of a ‘god’ at all….

    Has the blood from the shroud been analysed?
    What chromosomes are present?
    If the blood shows to have XY (male) chromosomes, wouldnt that help to prove whoever the man in the shroud was, that he had a genetic human father?

    • petros says

      No, carbon dating was taken from a dubious part. There was a portion woven on after a fire by Nuns, as recorded historically, and undeniably, and this was shown to be from that time when that new portion was added on.

    • Funlandfick says

      Besides – if the shroud ever was used as burial cloth, the imprinted proportions would’ve been absolutely wrong.

      So, yet again: It’s aas fake as a wedding cake.

    • petros says

      First of all, the image could NOT have been painted. There are no pigments and no brush strokes to be found. If it had been painted, there would be an outline on the image, and there is none. Also, a fire damaged the Shroud in 1532 so the flames would have made the paint crack if the image had been painted. There is no sign of any cracked paint.

      Another detail regarding Leonardo Da Vinci and the Shroud of Turin is that he was born in 1452, which is 100 years after what is supposedly the time the Shroud originated. There is also no evidence that any other photographic negative from that time in history was ever produced. As studies on the Shroud continue, there is evidence of much plant life as well as accurate detail of bodily injuries, pollen and dirt from Palestine which primitive photography or painting could not have produced.

      The proportions are all perfect, and every piece of science in its investigation reveals something of a unique phenomenon.

    • nz says

      It seems to be true what you say about. People do not want to accept reality. Leonardo da Vinci’s face. At Monalisa’s eyes are 2 initials L and S.

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