Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Turin Shroud

What does the Turin Shroud look like?
The long length of cloth comprises of an unusual herringbone flaxen twill material, 14 feet 3 inches in length and 3 feet 7 inches wide. It shows two full length images, one on the front and one on the back, of a naked man with a beard, moustache and shoulder length hair. These images show lacerations that are consistent with flogging. There are small puncture holes in the forehead consistent with a crown of thorns having been placed there. Also shown is a knife wound to his side. His wrist, and his feet are pierced consistent with crucifixion. He has his hands folded over his groin. It is now housed in the Royal Chapel of the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in the town of Turin, Italy. What is surprising is that the images of the front and back are different sizes. Why this is not mentioned is extraordinar and adds weight to the theory that the two images, of the front and back of the male human form are photographs.