Shroud of Turin

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New Light on Turin Shroud’s Age and Templar Connections After supposedly definitive carbon 14 tests, the Shroud of Turin was declared in 1988 to be a medieval fake. Now, one of the scholars who first examined the purported burial cloth of Jesus has said the dating study made a big mistake and that the shroud is, in fact, old enough to have been what it is said to be. In a video recording made shortly before he died of cancer in 2005, and recently shown…

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Turin Shroud is Real, Implies New Study The Shroud of Turin is “authentic.” That, at least, is the latest pronouncement from a group of Italian scientists who have undertaken a series of advanced tests on the purported burial shroud of Jesus. The 14-foot linen cloth, preserved in Italy’s Turin cathedral, has, for centuries, been a lightning rod for controversy. For believers, the cloth’s imbedded image is that of Jesus himself. For skeptics, it is nothing more than medieval fakery. The evidence itself is disputed. In…

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1800-Year-Old Words Discovered on Shroud of Turin The debate over the true age of the Shroud of Turin has taken a new twist. Thierry Castex, a French scientist, has re­ported finding traces of words on the cloth in Aramaic spelled with Hebrew letters. Vatican researcher, Barbara Frale, told Vatican Radio over the summer that her own research suggests that the letters were written more than 1800 years ago. The new discoveries come even as the carbon dating of the Shroud undertaken in the 1980s has…

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New Dating Method May Yield True Age of the Turin Shroud The true age of the Shroud of Turin may finally be determined, thanks to a new method of Carbon 14 dating. In the past, dating any artifact required the taking of a small sample which was ultimately burned and destroyed to obtain the necessary carbon for measurement. The amount of carbon14 which decays at a known rate gives a fairly reliable indicator of an object’s age. Now a new technique unveiled to scientists at…

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The Templars & the Shroud

BY JOHN WHITE

According to tradition, the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. It resides in the Cathedral at Turin, Italy (and can be viewed online at its official web site: http://sindone.torino.chiesacattolica.it /en/welcome.htm). The prove­nance of the Shroud has now been established well enough to say with some certainty that it did indeed cover Jesus in the tomb. Prior to its placement in the cathedral, the Knights Templars had possession of the shroud and kept it folded in a wooden container with a viewing window,…

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No Rest for the Orthodox

BY MARSHA OAKS

Among the many topics of particular interest to those who question the standard formulations of the pardigm police are the shroud of Turin, the ark of the covenant, the role of Mother Mary, the secret history of the United States, etc. Though many studies have purported to offer the last word on these and similar subjects, it is a testament to their uniquely enigmatic qualities that our interest persists, and it looks like there is still room for more to be said on the subject;…

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