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New evidence of authenticity for Shroud of Turin

June 06, 2012

A new scientific study has added to the body of evidence suggesting that the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

Marzia Boi, from the University of the Balearic Islands, studied pollen found on the Shroud and found that the samples were consistent with the flowers and oils typically used in burying the dead in the region of Palestine at the time of Christ. The pollen samples “capture the image of a 2000-year old funeral rite,” said Boi.

The pollen evidence creates enormous difficulty for researchers who have claimed that the Shroud is a medieval forgery. It is highly unlikely that even a skillful forger of that era would have known which pollens to us, had access to the pollen samples, and thought to embed them in the cloth.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 06, 2012 6:56 PM ET USA

    I recall reading something about this in a book nearly twenty years ago.