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← Pope Nearly Endorses the Shroud of Turin, But Is It Real?

SteveN's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by SteveN

I saw a documentary once suggesting that the Shroud of Turin was actually a hoax perputrated by Leonardo da Vinci using a crude form of photography (and that it is even his own face on the image). The evidence presented seemed fairly convincing at the time and the proponents of the theory managed to recreate a similar image using the techniques postulated to have been available to Leonardo. It would be so cool if this were to be true, but I believe that there is considerable reason to doubt the story. Another fine hypothesis destroyed by ugly facts!

Wed, 05 May 2010 10:53:57 UTC | #466782