Italian researchers who tried and failed to replicate the Shroud of Turin say it's not likely the controversial piece of linen could have been forged by someone in the Middle Ages or before.
From a Daily News story:
“We have shown that the most advanced technology available today is unable to replicate all the characteristics of the Shroud image,” lead researcher Paolo Di Lazzaro told msnbc.com in an email.
“As a consequence, we may argue it appears unlikely a forger may have done this image with technologies available in the Middle Ages or earlier.
But that doesn’t necessarily solve the intensely debated mystery, he added, noting that the findings have attracted media attention in recent days due to articles in the British press.
“The probability the Shroud is a Medieval fake is really low,” Di Lazzaro said. “In this sense, the Shroud image is still a scientific challenge.”
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