Wednesday, December 21, 2011
shroud of turin authentic?
Experiments done recently by Italian researchers indicate the possibility that the Shroud of Turin is authentic.
Researchers from Italy's National Agency for New Technologiest believe their findings undermine previous theories that the shroud was a fake from medieval times.
Scientists were able to replicate marks on the cloth using highly advanced ultraviolet techniques that weren't available 2,000 years ago -- or during medieval times.
Since the shroud still can't be replicated using today's top-notch technology, researchers say its not possible for the original image to have been created in either period.
Of course, the "authenticity" of the Shroud has no implications on whether or not Christ was real, or whether He was divine. If it does turn out to be a medieval forgery, it doesn't have any bearing on our faith.
But you have to admit - it is pretty fascinating.