“Several plant taxa native to the Mediterranean area were identified as well as species with a primary center of origin in Asia, the Middle East or the Americas but introduced in a historical interval later than the Medieval period,” the study authors wrote.
The researchers also found that some of the dust particles were of human origin.
Later, one of the heads of the building and construction team, Antonia Moropoulou, indicated that it is really hard to imagine that someone would be willing to put in danger his or her reputation just because of a “publicity stunt.” Moreover, the journalist testifies to the scientists’ surprise during the opening of the slab: they hoped that the grave would be much lower than it was.
Their conclusion: previously performed analyses with the instruments seemed to have been distorted by an electromagnetic disturbance.
The observation of unusual electromagnetic disturbances at the tomb of Our Lord may support a scientific hypothesis proposed to explain the creation of the mysterious image on the Holy Shroud of Turin.
After five years of study and experiments scientists at Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development [ENEA] concluded that the Shroud of Turin cannot be a ‘medieval fake’.
This is the first verifiable reference to the object now called the Shroud of Turin. For more than a century, it remained in a castle belonging to the House of Savoy in Chambéry, France.
I can’t say that I find fault with the Shroud’s critics, because I’ve seen the same evidence.Whether the Shroud of Turin is attested in the historical record before the 14th century is another matter of debate.We do know that in the mid-14th century, what we now call the Shroud of Turin was put on display in Lirey, France. Bryant, Jr., describes how the shroud came to Turin in the November/December 2000 issue of BAR: In 1357 a French nobleman, Geoffrey de Charmy, displayed a cloth to the public in Lirey, France, as the “true burial shroud of Jesus.” However, he never revealed where the shroud came from nor how he acquired it.More than one million people have already signed up—including Pope Francis, who will be viewing the shroud during his visit of Turin on June 20–21.The Shroud of Turin exhibit is open until June 24, 2015, at the Cathedral of St. The authenticity of this alleged burial shroud of Jesus has long been a subject of debate.