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Turin Shroud Stained with Blood of Torture Victim, New Research Claims

Last edited 18th July 2017

Turin Shroud Stained with Blood of Torture Victim, New Research Claims

Researchers say the Shroud contains ‘nanoparticles’ of blood that are typical of someone who has experienced violent trauma

The Shroud of Turin is stained with the blood of a torture victim, scientists have claimed.

Researchers in Italy said the linen cloth, which is believed to have been wrapped around Christ’s body after he was crucified, contains ‘nanoparticles’ of blood that are typical of someone who has experienced violent trauma.

Elvio Carlino, a researcher at the Institute of Crystallography in Bari, Italy says the particles suggest “great suffering”.


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Image: The Shroud of Turin on display in Turin (CNS)


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