Shroud of Turin Mystery Solved

image In the debate about the Shroud of Turin, perhaps the strongest argument that the pro-Shroud side had going for it was that no one could figure out how a medieval forger could have created such a thing. How could the forger have etched a three-dimensional photo-negative image of a crucified man onto a piece of linen? Nathan Wilson has pretty much demolished this pro-shroud argument by showing that it would have been quite easy for a medieval forger to have done this. All he (or she, but probably he) would have needed is some white paint, a large piece of glass, and a piece of linen. You paint a figure of a man on the glass, place the glass over the linen, and leave it out in the sun for a couple of days. The sun then bleaches the material, thereby transferring a three-dimensional photo-negative image of whatever was painted on the glass onto the linen. It's one of those things that seems so obvious when you think about it, and answers so many questions about the shroud, that it has to be the solution. And yet it's taken centuries for someone to figure it out. Wilson has a great (and quite detailed) article in Christianity Today explaining how he went about solving the mystery. There's also a shorter article about Wilson's 'shadow shroud' on Finally, check out Wilson's website: The thumbnail shows a shroud-of-turin replica that Wilson created using his method.


Posted on Fri Mar 11, 2005


I'm not sure of my opinion of the issue. I started as completely against the idea but now i'm not so sure.
Posted by katie-leigh riley  on  Wed May 28, 2008  at  10:13 PM
What tit said the fibers were tested to first century......
More myths from the pulpit of lies me thinks.
They were tested to 12th century also the type of weave used in the cloth was not invented till around then. It is a FAKE.
Like the scull of John the Baptist forensic experts identified it as a young boy.
Posted by Neil  on  Wed Jul 30, 2008  at  10:06 PM
This doesn't explain the faint image of the face on the back side. They match up exactly. You kapish 😉
Posted by lou  on  Sat Sep 12, 2009  at  10:57 PM
Posted by lou  on  Sat Sep 12, 2009  at  11:07 PM
There is a bacterial coating on the fibers of the shroud, this effects the carbon 14 dating. When this is taken into the equation, the shroud is dated to around Jesus' life time. I have been researching this topic for some time and the more i research the shroud, the more proof i find for it's authenticity. The origin of the fabric, the plant fibers come from judea, the blood has been proved to be actuall blood not paint nor reflection. Wether you believe depends on faith.
God Bless
Posted by Ashley  on  Thu Feb 25, 2010  at  07:44 AM
The above is simply untrue. It is still dated to the 14th Century by real scientists (not the Christian "scientists").
Posted by frank  on  Sun Jul 18, 2010  at  04:10 PM
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