The Shroud of Turin

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. Susanna Donovan says

    Here is the most complete information on the Shroud of Turin. The dating anomaly was due to the fact they used parts of the Shroud, which were on the outer surface edges, which were later discovered to have been rewoven, due to a fire which scortched the edges centuries ago, which is why the dating wasn’t accurate. See this information on the Shroud done by 20+ years of research plus and is still going on today by Dr. John Jackson of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado…..
    Also, here
    A Two Hour Special on the History Channel was aired on March 30, 2010. You can look into this. There was a Video on Youtube about the Shroud from the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, but it was removed, by whom or by what, is unknown.

  2. kevin feguson says

    Sorry to say but i believe that jesus is also a god bec.his father was a god..god the father didn’t save him bec.that is a part of the process for us to be saved by his son jesus unlike prophet mohhamed who i believe that this guy mohammed is a pervert man and also a killer he killed hundred of people during his time..but jesus during his cleansing he said to god the father to forgive those people bec they don’t know what they’re doing..iwant some answer from you.

  3. Helen Parks says

    The Shroud of Turin is as real as it could possibly be.
    There really is only one major problem proving it is real and that is the dating of it….
    Here are the road bumps to the scientific dating of it
    1) the use of C14 with its now recognised problems of ”bacteria encapsulation” which removes around 700+ years.. I will put some links at the bottom. Just for hypotheticals let’s add 700 years to the current C14 date of AD 1032 – 1048, 1089 – 1119, 1142 – 1154. from the three recognised labs. How about we just call it 1024 AD just for the heck of it
    2) This added to ca 700 takes us back to around 324/5AD.
    Now there is another problem recently discovered by the likes of the following:
    Guth, Steven – The Missing Dark Ages
    Guth, Steven – Climate Change & Volcanoes – the Hidden Connection
    Illig, Heribert – The Phantom time Hypothesis – The Early Middle Ages Did Not Exist
    Niemitz, Dr. Hans-Ulrich – Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist?
    and a large number of Hidden Texts from Nostradamus which speak of the ”tercentenary” removed by the nephew of king Constantine who happens to be the same King Otto the other authors above speak of.

    If this missing 324/5 years removed by an ego maniac (who happened to be a giant) – then that would bring the date of the Shroud back to the required beginning of Anno dommini

    1. The Pitfalls of Radiocarbon Dating – The Immanuel Velikovsky Archive

    2 Radiocarbon dating – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Radiocarbon dating (or simply carbon dating) is a technique that uses the ….. to increased accuracy since 1962, when they were accurate to 700 years at worst.
    3. “Synchronising Radiocarbon Dating and the Egyptian Historical … › … › Sociology and Anthropology Journals › Antiquity?
    .Some high-profile examples include the radiocarbon dates obtained for Khufu’s funerary boat (Stuckenrath & Ralph 1965, c. 600-700 years older than expected)

    • Shashi Kant Mishra says

      Dear friend,
      I am a Hindu from India. One of our holy book ( written in Sanskrit language) called “Bhavishya Puran” has a mention of Isa Massiah (Jesus Christ). One King called Shalivahana of Shaka dynasty had met him in Kashmir area. This ruler started his own Calendar System starting on 78AD. This strengthens the belief in Jesus and his time of arrival on earth.
      SK Mishra

  4. 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……

  5. 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.

    • farooq adil says

      You are definitely right . Everyone of us has to live his life and everyone is responsible for his deeds. We have changed our abode but we have not changed our approach towards life.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    • farooq adil says

      Dear Sir,
      I am very sorry to say that your message is confusing. To me Jesus Christ is respectable in the eyes of whole human race as he is the Prophet and Messenger of God. Being a Muslim , I believe in Jesus and all other Prophets who came for the salvation of mankind. But if we call Jesus “The son of God”, then there arises a question that why couldn’t God save his “son” from the Jews .The Christians say that the Jews refused to believe Jesus Christ , then what Christians did? They refused to believe Prophet Muhammad. Prophet Muhammad is the last Prophet of God and None will succeed him as for as prophet hood is concerned.

      • Andre says

        Jesus Christ is God.
        All creation was created by Him
        Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
        Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
        Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

        He has always existed in union with His Father and the Holy Spirit, like a Son with his Father and Mother, but Jesus was never created or born – these 3 have always existed as One – in Unity.
        To deny Jesus as God is to deny His Heavely Father – for He and the Father are One, and we only know the Father through Jesus Christ.

        Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
        Joh 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
        Joh 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
        Joh 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
        Joh 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
        Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.

        Jesus and his crucifixion was prophesied from the creation of man around 4000 BC right through until his birth around 0 AD. He is the fulfillment of the Jewish custom of sacrificing a Passover lamb to pay for the people’s sins.

        Isa 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
        Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
        Isa 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
        Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

        After Jesus the following prophecies were given:

        Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

        2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
        15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

        Thus when we hear Muhammad received a contrary Gospel from an angel of light – in light of the above scripture it could have been from a devil.
        Indeed Muhammad’s life is filled with greed, sex and violence (against others) while Jesus never harmed but only healed and gave away all that He had – even His life to save others.
        By their works they are very different men who server two very different gods. satan is a murderer and a liar – Jesus is truth and life.

        Jesus performed miracles to prove He is God but Muhammad did none – they are not in the same league.
        How are Christians expected to believe Muhammad when he is prophesied against, and when his works were evil.

        Allah is not the same as the God of the Christians who is named “Yeue Aleym” = “Yahweh Elohim” = “Ever-living-life-giving Almighties” = “Jesus, Father, Holy Spirit”.

        Our God (Jesus Christ, Father & Holy Spirit) cannot lie but Allah is called a deceiver by his followers…

        Tit 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
        2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began

        Surah 3:54 – “Khayrul-Makereen” = “Allah is the greatest of all deceivers.”

        “Successors of the Messenger” by Khalid Muhammad Khalid, p. 70 – “By Allah! I would not feel safe from the deception of Allah, even if I had one foot in paradise.”

        “Are they then secure from Allah’s scheme (Makr)? None deemeth himself secure from Allah’s scheme (Makr) save folk that perish.” S. 7:99 Pickthall

        • Andre says

          correction to the above: Jesus was born into the world but He existed before the world was made… He was born into a human body and was called Jesus (Yeuso = Yeue so = Yahweh Saves) but it wasn’t the beginning of His existence – He has always and always will exist as God with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit (Who is not the same as the angel Gabriel as Islam believes)

  8. 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.


  9. 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.

  10. 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”!

  11. 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

  12. 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.

    • Thomas says

      It would be interesting for you to tell us exactly how Leonardo Da Vinci produced silver nitrate let alone nitric acid considering nitric acid is not easy to produce even if there was a laboratory at that time capable of producing it. Further there would be microscopic residue of it on the fibers of the cloth and none has yet been discovered. This article is one of the most studied in the history of the world. You need to do a lot more serious research on this artifact before you offer what seems to be mere opinion. A lot of the opinions voiced here are obsolete and invalid based on old information and theories that have since been proven invalid.

    • Susanna Donovan says

      Photography was not around at the time of Leonardo Da Vinci. What a bogus story you’ve just conjured up. Look at my post above please.

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