posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 09:30 AM
Discovering a second reverse image that is superficial and only on the outermost fibers, brings call for a reassessment of the relic. This image is
extremely hard to fake.
The shroud of turin was widely dismissed as a medieval forgery after radiocarbon tests in 1988 dated it to the 13th or 14th century. Now a growing
body of evidence is calling for reassessment of the shroud, which is kept in Turin, Italy.
The latest item comes from the London-based Journal of Optics, published by the Institute of Physics. Two scientists from the University of Padua,
Giulio Fanti and Roberto Maggiolo, report in the journal's April edition the discovery of a heretofore-undetected reverse image on the shroud. They
say the smaller, fainter image on the back of the cloth depicts just the face and hands. And it's a superficial image, adhering only to the outermost
fibers, just like the image on the front. "It is extremely difficult to make a fake with these features," Fanti writes.
I myself believe this to be a true relic and am fasinated by any story about it. It is all in the believing.