The Peace of God to all that belong to the light,
I started this thread here in Science & Technology of ATS to discuss one of the most interesting businesses of our time and also one of the most
polemical in many different fields: Science, technology, Religion, Parapsicology, Art, History, etc.
This is a discussion about if the last new advances in Science and Technology, used to date ancient archaelogical objects, are contradicting the
appearantly negative result of the radio carbon on the so called Shroud of Christ that is currently located in the cathedral of Torino, Italy.
During the last winter Olympic games thousands of tourists of all arround the world were witnesses of one of the most populated exhibitions of this
ancient object that according with the cronicles of the crusades is the original Mandolion taken from Contantinopolis in the XII century by templair
knights and brought by them to Italy.
The most recent evaluation about the tests practiced to the cloth stored in Turin to determine its authenticity clearly shows that there is so high
probability that indeed it be the authentic Shroud of Christ. To be sincere among all the possible tests like:
- the verification of the cruxification technical details,
- the polen granes contained on its surface,
- the style of the texture that corresponds with the ones of the epoch of Christ,
- the exact correspondence of the blood spots with the ones of the Oviedo Sudarium, an historical piece which authenticity is out of doubt.
- the anatomic precision of the figure,
- the match between the damages in the cloth and all the historical events that we know happend in its travel from the middle east,
- the exact correspondence of the face of Christ with the most early bizantine portraits of Jesus, from the V and VI centuries.
- The perfect matching with the aspect of the Mandolion, registered in many wall paintings of ancient Orthodox churches, a cloth with the face of
Christ that the crusades stole from Constantinopla precisely in the XII century.
- the verification of the presence of human blood in the shroud, the same type of the one found in the Oviedo Sudarium,
all these rigurous exams does not count at all only because a so inprecise test of Carbon 14 applied in a cloth that at least two times was not only
exposed to great amounts of smog but almost disappeared burned in Constantinopla and in Turin didnt give a date of the 1st century?
Almost any serious scientist knowing the conditions of this piece could predict that none test of radio carbon can match its actual age, since all
those accidents or attemps to destroy it changed the natural proportion of that isotopic substance.
The relatively recent research of the nuclear Phycisist Harry E. Gove of the University of Rochester showed that there is a bioplastic material
created with the bacterias living in the cloth that drastically altered all the presence of C-14.
This same thesis is supported by Leoncio A. Garza-Valdes, MD, adjunct professor of microbiology, and Stephen J. Mattingly, PhD, professor of
microbiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Experiments done by this 2 scientists trying to date ancient Epyptian mummies with known
antiquity have failed in between 800 to 1000 years, that match very well with the supposed error present in the date of the XII of the Shroud.
With the arguments against the authenticity of the Shroud and the spread of obscure theories of a possible falsification done by Leonardo Da vinci,
supported even in sensasionalist novels like the Davinci code of Dan Brown, the reputation of a great man and also of the Italian Nobility is
discredited, since supposely they were the ones that incharged such production of false relics only to deceive the people through their beliefs, to
get money from them.
To say that the Shroud is a trick of Photography and Painting is equivalent to say that the House of Savoy, the Royal italian family is involved in
perhaps the most great deceit of the History.
The House of Savoy is not only the last dinasty of Italy but also one of the most important royal families of Spain and Portugal, the two Realms that
supported the discovering of the western hemisphere, and one of the eldest of europe, with roots in the Sacre Roman Germanic Empire.
Besides this the appearently origin of the Shroud in Constanopolis( currently Istambul, Turkey) would compromise not only the latin Church but also
the Greek Orthodox one in the possible fraud if that can be confirmed.
Anyway the new tecnological discoveries around the Carbon 14 testing look to give new light in favor of the authenticity of this object that it is
probably the most important archaelogical thing of the History.
I would like to invite everybody in this forum to take place in this amazing discussion but specially scientists of all disciplines and famous
shourdlogists that wants to also give their opinions.
Thanks for your atention.
The Angel of Lightness
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