Aspects of Italy June – The Turin Shroud

The Turin Shroud – Ros Martin – Hall,
A request had been made by one of our members for some information about this mystical shroud and Ros bravely volunteered to do some research and make a presentation.

The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion.

A rectangular linen cloth 4.37 metres long and 1.13 metres wide, the Turin Shroud, housed in that city’s cathedral since 1578, is famous for its two images of a mutilated man, apparently naked, one of his front, with the arms crossed over the genital area, the other of his back. The wounds resemble those of a crucifixion, with an additional wound in the side similar to the one inflicted on Jesus when he was on the cross (John 19:34). Here we have negative images of Christ’s body as if they had been transferred from the body to the cloth.
There has been numerous investigations into the authenticity of the shroud including radiocarbon dating by three laboratories which put the date of manufacture of the linen in the 13th or 14th centuries.


So the puzzle continues.
Our thanks to Ros for all her hard work.