Thursday, May 9, 2019

Shroud of Turin

Author: Ma’lesha Dawson

The rumors started to explore as the cloth became different things. Is it Jesus Christ? Is it X-rays of an unknown man? Is it a ghost? Is it a fake blood stain? The questions still unanswered, have a lot of wondering ears. The cloth only inches long and inches wide have a range of different meanings. To a scientist, it is said to be an X-ray. To a religious phenom, it is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Shroud of Turin (for educational purposes, Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images
The shroud of Turin is said to be the image of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth was the son of God. Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish preacher and a religious leader. Christianity was the centered religion. Jesus was nailed to a cross and crucified. The Shroud of Turin is a cloth that Jesus was buried in. The Shroud of Turin is a cloth that appears to have blood on it, and many non-believers think it’s just a bloodstain.

The Shroud of Turin is famous study of human artifacts. The Shroud of Turin is a lien, wooden cloth, that is about 14 feet long and 3.5 feet wide. The Holy Shroud is another name for the Shroud of Turin. The name the Holy Shroud can hint that many people still believe that the Shroud is the burial cloth that Jesus was wrapped in. The Shroud was first introduced historically in 1354. The Shroud is in fact located in Turin, Italy.

The scientific method was often used to prove or disapprove the Shroud’s authenticity. Many laborites used Carbon-14 to conclude that the Shroud of Turin was made in 1260. Most scientists believe that science is a big part of the history behind the Shroud of Turin. An article written by Tristian Casabianca he explains that the medieval hypothesis was the only game in town that people started to trust.

Works Cited:

Casabianca, Tristan. “Turin Shroud, Resurrection and Science: One View of the Cathedral.” New Blackfriars, vol. 98, no. 1078, Nov. 2017, pp. 709–721. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/nbfr.12183.

The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. “Shroud of Turin.” EncyclopediaBritannica Inc, May 4, 2018,

Links for further research:

“shroud of Turin –”
This website lists the history of the Shroud of Turin.

“The Shroud of Turin”
This is the website for the homepage of the Shroud of Turin.

"Shroud of Turin Is a Fake, Bloodstains Suggest -Live Science"

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