The results provide conclusive evidence that the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval.
The Shroud of Turin , which many people believe was used to wrap Christ's body, bears detailed front and back images of a man who appears to have suffered whipping and crucifixion.
With bloodstains on the back, wrists, feet, side and head the image appears to be that of a crucified man.
These dimensions are exactly 8 cubits x 2 cubits, the unit of measurement used in ancient Israel, and is based on the length of the forearm from the bottom of the elbow to the end of the middle finger tip.
Alan Whanger - Previously unpublished response to the article When the Shroud of Turin went on display this spring for the first time in 20 years, it made the cover of Time magazine with the blurb "Is this Jesus?
" In BAR, we summarized the controversy that has enshrouded this relic, venerated for centuries as the burial cloth of Jesus ("Remains to Be Seen," Strata, Julyl August 1998, p 13).
The Sudarium of Oviedo, also known as the Shroud of Oviedo is one of the most important relics of Christianity.
It is believed to be a cloth which was wrapped around Jesus’ head after his death.