The image that appears on the sweaty Turin astonishes to the Christian worldIn 1898, photography was only a hobby, an entertainment for those who engaged in it.
The Italian archaeologist Secundo Pia was one of those amateur groupers; but photography which obtained in the chapel of the Dukes of Savoy in the Cathedral of Turin, a deep significance was reached for the whole of Christendom.
Because the negative by Pia seemed to show the face of Christ. The young archaeologist was the first person who was allowed to photograph most famous relic of the Cathedral, the shroud of Turin, in which - said - Christ was wrapped after the crucifixion. It was always said that give it contained the blurriness of the body of Christ outline, although it said in forty or more pieces of linen in various churches across Europe. But when he took his photograph, he obtained a net photographic negative showing a crucified man as a result.
Since the scientific photography was a relatively new discipline unknown, surprising plate obtained by Pia was not successful initially as genuine by all.
We had to wait until 1931, when the shroud was again photographed, this time by professional photographer Giusepe Enri. that was most appropriate technical means - and striking plate that it obtained finally convince the sceptics, at the same time that drew attention from around the world about the relic of Turin.
Today, after years of scientific research, the Holy Shroud d Turin may be «lerdo» almost like a book. And nana a history that extends for 2000 years.
The shroud of Turin has 4.25 meters long and 1 meter wide. Your fabric a mixture of cotton and linen, woven with a plot Spike, u style of Palestine during the first century of ours was.
Swiss scientists have come even to analyze the pollen containing fabric, and has also dated it century fabric, cream-coloured, is marked with u fuzzy brown contour that draws a man's body; It also has spots of blood, darker and the color of rust it marks indicate that the man was naked, was 1.55 meters tall, had a hair that came to him up to the shoulders and wore a beard. It also clearly shows that the man was tortured and crucified.
as hands were riveted by the Palms; feet were set together, with a single nail stains from fabric show that the body received over one hundred lashes, many of them inflicted with a type of whip consisting of a flail, which is subjecting heavy metal balls. And they also show that the man received a spear on the side.
It is easy to accept that the blood has stained the shroud, but it was not easy to understand how blood might mark the contour of the body - tissue and remain visible for so many centuries. One popular explanation indicates that the resurrection led a supernatural energy release that enduringly marked fabric.
More scientific seems the theory that stains were attached to the shroud by the emanations of the skin (probably ammonia), or sweat, mixed with Jewish ritual burial essences.
The most recent and the most amazing theories, however, is that proponents of the scientists of the air force of the United States of America; for them, the image that appears on the shroud was recorded by a State, measured in microseconds, of intense radiation. They have been numerous investigations, trying to trace out the its origins the journey of the shroud.
The first reference to the shroud of the crucifixion appears in the Gospel of St. mark, where is nana the clothing in which Christ had been wrapped appeared in the empty tomb - passed three hundred years before the shroud to be mentioned again: together again in the stories of the pilgrims to Jerusalem. Then sacred garment went from Palestine to Constantinople, and thence to France, where they arrived in the 13th century. At the end of the 15th century, the sweaty passed to Luis I, who promised to protect him from all harm; for this purpose built a chapel in Chambeiy, where the sweat stayed awhile.
But in 1532, the fire swept the Chapel and damaged the arquilla of silver on which reposed the relic. Supposedly it was then when the sweaty bend received symmetrical marks that mature that it now holds. The fabric was carefully zurcida by the monk. and finally, in 1572, he moved to the Cathedral of Turin.
If the history of the shroud, as we have seen, is so uncertain, do so, Christians are convinced that represents the only genuine portrait you Jesucristo? Thousands of people were crucified by the Romans in Palestine: Why think that precisely this pledge sepulchral is Christ? Scientists have provided the answer to this question. These argue that the printed figure on the shroud shows that you hair of her victim were intensely stained with blood.
The source of that blood were scratches along his front. It is an evidence that is consistent with the story of the New Testament about the Crown of thorns that was clavad, with cruel soma, around the head of the "King of the Jews".