He analyzes why they fail to give a whole image explanation.

His colleague Conca also compiles a very interesting review of the Shroud samples’ origin and whereabouts.

Now, “The Mystery of the Shroud,” a book that examines new chemical and mechanical tests that were more recently conducted on the shroud, seems to side with the latter assessment.

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The Shroud of Turin continues to spark intense theological debate.

While one side believes that the cloth is nothing more than a medieval forgery, the other contends that the x-ray-like image imprinted on it was supernaturally created during Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

The third was a multi-parametric mechanical test based on five different mechanical parameters linked to the voltage of the wire.

The machine used to examine the Shroud’s fibres and test traction, allowed researchers to examine tiny fibres alongside about twenty samples of cloth dated between 3000 BC and 2000 AD.

Many shroud enthusiasts believed that the new fabric used to fix the relic contaminated the first set of results and inevitably led to the finding that the cloth originated much later than some believe.

On Saturday, pictures of the shroud will appear on television and Pope Francis will provide a voiceover discussing the fascinating relic.

The research includes three new tests, two chemical ones and one mechanical one.

The first two were carried out with an FT-IR system, so using infra-red light, and the other using Raman spectroscopy.

These new techniques gave a solid argument against the radiocarbon dating.