Italian chemist reproduces Shroud of Turin


An Italian professor of organic chemistry says he has created a fake Shroud of Turin that indicates the supposed burial cloth of Jesus Christ was also faked.

“We have shown that is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud,” said University of Pavia chemist Luigi Garlaschelli.

Garlaschelli and his team have reproduced the shroud using materials and methods that were available in the 14th century. They used a fabric woven with the same manner as the shroud and artificially aged by heating it in an oven and washing it with water. After that, they added stains, holes and scorches to achieve the final effect.

The Shroud of Turin bears the image of a crucified man, and a lot of Catholics believe Jesus Christ’s figure was recorded on that cloth at the time of his resurrection.

Click here to see the images of the Shroud of Turin compared with those made by Garlaschelli.