Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BBC NEWS | Europe | Scientist reproduces Turin shroud


BBC NEWS Europe Scientist reproduces Turin shroud: "Mr Garlaschelli, funded by a group of Italian atheists and agnostics, reproduced the shroud by placing a linen sheet flat over a volunteer and then rubbing it with a pigment containing traces of acid. A mask was used for the face.
The pigment was then artificially aged by heating the cloth in an oven and washing it. This removed the pigment from the surface but left a half-tone image similar to that on the Shroud. Blood stains, burn holes, scorches and water stains were then added to achieve the final effect.
Mr Garlaschelli said he expected people to challenge his research. 'If they don't want to believe carbon dating done by some of the world's best laboratories they certainly won't believe me.'"

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