Dec. 2011 – No scientific explanation for Shroud of Turin, scientists conclude
A new study on the Shroud of Turin has concluded that there is no scientific explanation for the image that appears on the cloth.
After 5 years of experiments, using different methods of coloring linen, Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development said that the image is not the result of any process known to the modern world. The study indicated that the image may have been created by an intense source of light, but no man-made light would produce the required strength.
New evidence confirms age of Shroud of Turin
New experiments conducted at the University of Padua have confirmed that the Shroud of Turin dates back to the time of Christ.
Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement, cooperated with Saverio Gaeta to produce a new book, Il Mistero della Sindone (“The Mystery of the Shroud”), which cites the evidence of the new tests, conducted on fibers taken from the Shroud.
The latest experiments add to the growing body of evidence that suggests the Shroud is indeed the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. One group of researchers, after making Carbon-14 tests, claimed that the cloth was manufactured in medieval times. Several questions had already been raised about the accuracy of that Carbon-14 study; now the new tests provide separate confirmation of a much earlier date.