Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Turin Shroud in the News


New details have up on the Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of Christ.

A recent study by French scientist Thierry Castex has discovered on the shroud traces of words in Aramaic spelled with Hebrew letters from more than 1,800 years ago.

In 1978 a Latin professor in Milan noticed Aramaic writing on the shroud. In 1989 scholars discovered Hebrew characters that corresponded to the phrase "The king of the Jews."

I'm making
my own plans to go to Turin next April to check into the matter myself. I'll keep you posted.

From the Shroud of Turin
Sepia original on left; photo negative on right

1 comment:

Janet said...

Hey, Sean,

I am looking into this pilgrimmage, too. Father Burfitt threw a kink in it, though. He is planning to lead a pilgrimmage to Ireland within a week of that one.
The timing on this one is the best for me, but...
Oh well, I have a couple of months to decide yet.