These web sites are maintained by members of the Shroud Science Group: The Shroud of Turin (B. Porter) Shroud of Turin Education Project (in memory of Father Kim Dreisbach) Scientific papers (of G. Svensson) Council for Study of the Shroud of Turin (A.
Passes to the Dukes of Savoy 1502 Installed in Chambery, southern France, the Savoys’ capital 1506 Pope Julius II institutes Feast of the Holy Shroud each May 4 1532 Damaged by fire 1578 Moved to Turin, the Savoys’ new capital, installed before 40,000 witnesses 1694 Placed in its own chapel in Turin Cathedral, where it is to this day 1898 First photographs taken by Secondo Pia with photographic negatives revealing Christ figure’s face 1902 Sorbonne Professor Yves Delage presents paper arguing for its authenticity as Jesus’s burial cloth 1931 On display to celebrate marriage of Savoy heir to Italian throne 1939-1945 Removed to monastery near Naples for safekeeping during Second World War 1973 Scientists allowed to take samples for study 1978 Investigation by 30 scientists, collectively known as STURP, fails to replicate forgery techniques 1983 Becomes Vatican property on death of ex King Umberto II of Italy 1988 Carbon-dating tests locate its origins between 12.
The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin has been in question for centuries and scientific investigations over the last few decades have only seemed to muddle the debate.
Is the revered cloth a miracle or an elaborate hoax?
"We really hit the jackpot." Found in a first-century cemetery filled with priestly and aristocratic burials, the tomb was initially opened by looters, who left the shroud behind, apparently thinking it has no market value.
The discovery adds to evidence that the controversial Shroud of Turin did not wrap the body of Christ, researchers say.This site is maintained by members of the Shroud Science Group, a group of about 100 scientists, historians and researchers. If you are interested in joining the group, visit this link. Marinelli) The Shroud of Turin for Scandinavian Languages (N. The so-called Tomb of the Shroud is a rarity among Jerusalem tombs from the time of Jesus.For starters, the Tomb of the Shroud appears to have been sealed shut with plaster for 2,000 years, perhaps as a precaution against the spread of leprosy or tuberculosis, which was also detected in DNA extracted from the man's bones.