Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Bloodstains on Shroud of Turin are probably fake: investigation

Bloodstains on Shroud of Turin are probably fake: investigation

"This is just not what happens to a person on a cross", Borrini said.

It was found that judging by the stains on the shroud, the blood on the back of the hands and forearms flowed at different angles, but if the body lay horizontally, the angle of runoff would be the same.

The Shroud of Turin has always been revered as the fabric that clothed Jesus's corpse. Some bloodstains, meanwhile, were extremely inconsistent to the point that the man's supposed position was entirely unrealistic and can not be simulated.

At least half the bloodstains on the Holy Shroud of Turin are fake, a new study says.

Scientists also called unrealistic traces from the wounds received from a spear.

"The inconsistencies identified by the authors seem not only to point against their own reality, but against the authenticity of the Shroud itself, suggesting that the Turin linen was an artistic or 'didactic" representation from the XIV century'. Instead, the bloodstains suggested that a person standing had created various positions to be able to create the bloodstains on the fabric.

Borrini and his colleagues used real and synthetic blood samples to conduct seven different tests on different body parts depicted on the fabric. They also used a belt of blood at the waist to replicate how the rivulets may have trickled from Jesus's wound.

A blood pattern analysis of the Shroud of Turin has revealed that there's just absolutely no way the stains could have been made by a body laying flat on the fabric.

For starters, stains indicating trickles on the back of the hand and along the arm were the result of completely different angles that did not comply with the stipulated position of the body.

The researchers studied the flow for different positions: on the back of the hand in contact with wood, to observe the pattern left on the hand; on the left forearm, with blood trickling from the hand, in a standing position, and again in a supine (lying on the back) position with the hand covering the groin, as seen on the shroud. As much as the cloth was exceedingly respected, experts also have always been decrying it as a hoax.

In 2005, another similar study said the shroud is actually 1,300 to 3,000 years old. First, the shroud of Turin was exhibited in the city of Leary.

The shroud of Turin is one of the world's most famous Christian relics. Garlaschelli has since concluded that the Shroud of Turin was made by an artist with the help of an assistant.

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