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Turin Shroud: think “medieval whole body powder imprint”. STOP PRESS: body image maybe not so superficially photograph-like as claimed!

Preamble (added last): this posting was written as 12 instalments, intending to focus on POWDER imprinting. Suddenly, with the 8th instalment, it transformed into something else  –  a realization that the supposed ultra-superficiality of the TS body image – pointing … Continue reading

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A scientist’s eye view of how the iconic Turin Shroud image came about – a happy accident of thermographic and photographic inversion?

Step 1: get yourself a stick of artist’s charcoal, do a quick sketch of the Man on the Shroud. Ring any bells?  Certainly it’s crude, but it shows how a quickie drawn image can produce a ‘ghostly’ end -result. A … Continue reading

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