Friday, April 28, 2017

Shroud of Turin coins may finally have been identified

ALETEIA
By Daniel Esparza
New technology offers additional proof of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.
In an interview with RCF Li├Ęge, the numismatist Agostino Sferrazza addressed the old question on the coins that cover the eyes of the Man of the Shroud. According to his conclusions, these pieces must have been coined in the days of Pontius Pilate, circa the year 29. This could constitute an additional proof of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. Back in 1976, the hypothesis of the presence of coins covering the eyes of the Man of the Shroud was first introduced, thanks to a 3D projection of the mysterious image. The hypothesis states these might have been leptons: small coins of low value that were common in Palestine in Roman times. [link]

One of Benedict XVI's last acts as pope in 2013, according to Vatican Radio, was to authorize the broadcast of video of the shroud from Turin Cathedral in a bulletproof, climate-controlled glass case.
The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who is alleged to be Jesus of Nazareth. Wikipedia Size: 4.4 by 1.1 metres (14 ft 5 in × 3 ft 7 in)