The cloth itself is believed by some to be the burial shroud he was wrapped in when he was buried after crucifixion although three radiocarbon dating tests in 1988 dated a sample of the cloth to the Middle Ages.The shroud is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy.
The Shroud of Turin, shown in 1979, is a 14-foot linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus.
The Pope provided the introduction for a TV appearance of the cloth on Holy Saturday.
The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man.
A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth.
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.
New scientific tests on the Shroud of Turin, which was on display Saturday in a special TV appearance introduced by the Pope, dates the cloth to ancient times, challenging earlier experiments dating it only to the Middle Ages..
Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist?
Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud.
The Shroud has attracted widespread interest ever since Secondo Pia took the first photograph of it in 1898 which showed details which could not be seen by the naked eye.
Last year scientists at the University of Padua in northern Italy dated it to between 300BC and AD400 – still hundreds of years after Christ, who is believed to have died between 30-36AD.
It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before. This web site will keep you abreast of current research, provide you with accurate data from the previous research and let you interact with the researchers themselves. Trademarked names and copyrighted works appear on this website.