The Shroud of Turin: First Century after Christ!

The Shroud of Turin: First Century after Christ!

by Giulio Fanti, Pierandrea Malfi

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Overview

The Shroud of Turin: First Century after Christ! by Giulio Fanti, Pierandrea Malfi

The Turin Shroud is the most important and studied relic in the world. Many papers on it have recently appeared in important scientific journals. Scientific studies on the relic until today fail to provide conclusive answers about the identity of the enveloped man and the dynamics regarding the image formation impressed therein. This book not only addresses these issues in a scientific and objective manner but also leads the reader through new search paths. It summarizes the results in a simple manner for the reader to comprehend easily. Many books on the theme have been already published, but none of them contains such a quantity of scientific news and reports. The most important of them is the following: the result of the 1988 radiocarbon dating is statistically wrong and other three new dating methods demonstrate that the Shroud has an age compatible with the epoch in which Jesus Christ lived in Palestine. A numismatic analysis performed on Byzantine gold coins confirms this result. This book is, therefore, very important with respect to the Turin Shroud. It is unique in its genre and a very useful tool for those who want to study the subject deeply.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814669122
Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Giulio Fanti is associate professor of mechanical and thermal measurements at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy. After gaining experience in spatial structures, and also in tethered satellites and image analysis, he has directed since 1997 his interest to the Shroud to fill some gaps, especially with reference to the body image impressed in it, which is still scientifically inexplicable. He was responsible for a university research project concerning the most important relic of Christianity and has headed for more than 10 years the Shroud Science Group, a group of about 140 scientists dedicated to study of the relic. He has published more than 170 scientific works in international journals. He has authored 8 books and more than 50 scientific works on the Shroud.

Pierandrea Malfi holds a master’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering from the University of Padua. His thesis was based on the mechanical dating of textile fibers, whose results have also been published in scientific journals. He has set up and computerized the Antonio Maria Traversi Physics Museum of Marco Foscarini High School in Venice, Italy, of which he has been scientific curator for more than 10 years.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Description and Traces of the Sheet that Challenges Science

The Shroud: an identikit

Historical evidence

Numismatic investigation

Part 2: The Fascinating Dating Quest

Radiocarbon "distraction"

Journey of a flax thread

Inquiries into alternative chemical dating

The Mechanical Multi-Parametric Dating Method

Part 3: Something More about the Shroud

Shroud samples spread for scientific research

Recent and future developments

Additional questions and answers

Conclusion

Appendix: Notes for more interested readers

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