I thought it would be a good idea to start a separate thread specifically to discuss the Turin shroud and related relics as it concerns the events leading up to the resurrection, but not the resurrection itself. So hopefully we can discuss it without interfering with the Resurrection thread itself. One of the best sites I’ve found which argues for the authenticity of the shroud is whocanhebe.com . Michael Kowalski and David Rolfe are involved in maintaining and running this site. David Rolfe directed and produced the films, ‘The Silent Witness’ (1978) and recently, ‘Who Can He Be?’, which the above site links to.
This video features Rolfe talking about his involvement in shroud research.
What was wrong with the 1988 radiocarbon dating procedures? How was the image produced? How has the advancement in technology affected shroud research? The image has purportedly shown not to have been produced by any photographic technique, nor painting, nor rubbing, nor scorching, nor any other known means, and one million US dollars has been offered to the British Museum if they can manufacture a fair reproduction of the item.
It’s fast approaching the 2000 year anniversary since the crucifixion and subsequent resurrection was supposed to have taken place, so I think it’s a good time to discuss the mystery of the shroud.
I’d like to hear what others have to say on this topic, any evidence they would like to share, whether for or against the authenticity of this very controversial relic.
(Thanks to colewd for bringing this subject up.)