Shroud of Turin Fake?

The cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb is called the Shroud of Turin. Now it has been proved it's a fake?

I used to think it was real, since the shroud has a detailed figure of a crucified man, complete with blood seeping out of nailed hands and feet.

Why are they saying the shroud of turin is a fake?

asked by Dinam in Religion | 2446 views | 10-05-2009 at 08:58 PM

The Shroud is claimed by its defenders to be the cloth in which the body of Jesus Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion. Believers say Christ's image was recorded on the linen fibers at the time of his resurrection.
But it's not real, it's a fake.

According to yahoo news:

Scientists have reproduced the Shroud of Turin revered as the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb and say the experiment proves the relic was man-made, a group of Italian debunkers claimed Monday.

Scientists have reproduced the shroud using materials and methods that were available in the 14th century, the Italian Committee for Checking Claims on the Paranormal said.

The group said in a statement this is further evidence the shroud is a medieval forgery. In 1988, scientists used radiocarbon dating to determine it was made in the 13th or 14th century.

But the dispute continued because experts couldn't explain how the faint brown discoloration was produced, imprinting on the cloth a negative image centuries before the invention of photography.

Many still believe that the shroud "has unexplainable characteristics that cannot be reproduced by human means," lead scientist Luigi Garlaschelli said in the statement. "The result obtained clearly indicates that this could be done with the use of inexpensive materials and with a quite simple procedure."

answered by Cala | 10-05-2009 at 09:00 PM

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