Advertisement - story continues below “Indeed, a high level of creatinine and ferritin is related to patients suffering of strong polytrauma like torture,” Fanti said.
It contains a double image of a dead body that was scourged and stabbed in the side and wearing a crown of thorns.
So far the image has not been reproducible by science.
Aside from the dating disputes, it is unknown just the shroud might be at all.
However, a new peer-reviewed study published by researchers at the Italian Ministry of Education and Research claims that a nanoscale analysis of the stains on the shroud indeed show that the cloth indeed once came into contact with a bloody human being who had recently suffered multiple severe traumas. By examining the bonds between various molecules on the shroud, researchers found evidence of myoglobin, a protein found in muscle tissue, various blood proteins such as ferritin, and creatinine, a byproduct of the kidneys.
Several religious organizations have preserved historical documents dating as far back the 14th century which mention the shroud, but its history prior to that – if there is any – remains unknown.
The shroud has been on display at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy since the 17th century.
Radiocarbon dating conducted in 1988 determined the shroud originated in the Middle Ages, sometime between the 12, but those findings have been contested.
de large montrant l'image floue (de face et de dos) d'un homme présentant les traces de blessures compatibles avec un crucifiement.
As the Christian world prepares to mark Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Sunday, a highly prized and intensely controversial artifact associated with him comes to the fore.
A scientific analysis has yielded a new age for the Shroud of Turin, contradicting claims that the relic is nothing but a medieval forgery.
Led by Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at Padua University, scientists tested fibers first removed in 1988 using infrared light and spectroscopy. Fanti and Saverio Gaeta, a journalist, have published the findings in a book entitled “Il Mistero della Sindone” (“The Mystery of the Shroud”), released yesterday by the Italian publisher Rizzoli.