Blood Stains on Shroud of Turin Cannot Be Real, New Study Shows

Elias Hubbard
July 18, 2018

A new study suggested the bloodstains on the Shroud of Turin were faked.

But a new study has blown another hole in the myth - with forensic analysis revealing that the stains absolutely could not have been made by a body lying flat.

The team say the blood splatter would look very different if they had been soaked in from someone who had just been crucified, but rather they look as if they had fallen vertically. Thanks to this experiment in the line of how crime scenes are reconstructed, the researchers reconstructed the way in which the blood stains were formed on the wrists, forearms, those due to chest wounds and blood stains around the waist on the shroud.

The Shroud of Turin has always been revered as the fabric that clothed Jesus's corpse.

But two researchers not only examined the stains on the shroud, but also conducted an investigative experiment.

In the end, the scientists concluded that the Shroud of Turin was simply an artistic or an informative representation done by someone in the 14th century. They found bloodstains that were inconsistent with any single pose, which seems to suggest a standing model was used to imprint the patterns.

Matteo Borrini, an anthropologist from the Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom, and Luigi Garlaschelli of the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudoscience simulated how the rivulets of blood or the smallest bloodstream could have trickled down from Jesus's hand, forearm, chest, and lower back.

"This angle is different from that necessary for the forearm stains, which require almost vertical arms for a standing subject".

According to the findings of the medical examiner Born Matteo (Matteo Borrini) and chemist Garlaschelli Luigi (Luigi Garlaschelli), stains on the shroud of Turin does not match with the wounds of Jesus Christ and flow in streams of blood.

The researchers studied the flow for different positions: on the back of the hand in contact with wood, to observe the pattern left on the hand; on the left forearm, with blood trickling from the hand, in a standing position, and again in a supine (lying on the back) position with the hand covering the groin, as seen on the shroud.

The highly regarded fabric was housed since 1578 in a cathedral in Turin, Italy.

In 2005, another similar study said the shroud is actually 1,300 to 3,000 years old.

However, carbon dating shows that the Turin Shroud also only goes back to the Middle Ages. First, the shroud of Turin was exhibited in the city of Leary.

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