Inquest on the Shroud of Turin: latest scientific findings

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Prometheus Books, Jul 1, 1998 - Religion - 184 pages
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The Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus & by others to be a medieval forgery, has sparked new interest & controversy with its first public exhibition in twenty years. Some have even claimed that contamination on the cloth produced a falsely modern carbon date & that DNA traces in the bloodstains might make it possible to clone Jesus! These & other aspects of "sindonology" (shroud study) are examined in this authoritative book. Citing the contributions of distinguished experts, the author traces the biblical, historical, archaeological, iconographic, forensic, & microchemical investigations of the not-so-mysterious cloth.

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The author, a regular contributor to Skeptical Inquirer, investigates the claims of the Shroud of Turin. Nickell always tries to approach investigations with an open mind, not going in to debunk but ... Read full review


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Joe Nickell is Senior Research Fellow of the committe for Skeptical Inquiry and author of Detecting Forgery, Camera Clues, Unsolved History, Real-Life X-Files, Crime Science, The Kentucky Mint Julep, More Real-Life X-Files and Secrets of the Sideshows.

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