posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 04:22 AM
I remember seeing a BBC documentary not long ago about the shroud. The scientists in the program considered that it was made at some point during the
rennaisance (I've read somewhere else that some consider it to be a "photograph" of Leonardo da Vinvi, always that bloody da Vinci hmmmmm).
However, apparently making a type of photosensitive paint would not be beyond the skills of even a mediocre alchemist. Paint up the material in a dark
room with that pinhole camera thing that was popular at the time to make portrait painting easier, get someone to stand still for a long time on the
other side of the pinhole (Very still indeed, hence the notion that the figure on the shroud could have been a hanged man) and after a while......
Voila..... Turin Shroud'tastic.
Unfortunately no more research can be done since no one will let the scientists get a sample, and they need a sample from an area that would've had
the paint on i.e. where the figure is, so, no chance of that then!