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Processed Feb 2011 using AFM a new form of negative film processing I developed now showing the actual skin on the Shroud of Turin face decoded. Please also see the alive face of Jesus Christ in the St Peters Veronica Veil I processed under clip title The Face Has Appeared..........Thankyou Vincenzo Giovanni RuelloProcessed Feb 2011 using AFM a new form of negative film processing I developed now... more
The Shroud of Turin, the controversial piece of 14- by 4-foot linen that some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will enter the 3D age when it goes on display for six weeks after Easter.
Special two-filter glasses, just like the 3D glasses that hit movie theaters with the recent releases of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, are set to make their way to the Turin Cathedral.
Sold by the Salesian religion from its Turin bookshop, the glasses are called "HI-Rex-1" and "HI-Rex-1L" -- which are specially designed for nearsighted people -- and cost 2 euros and 3 euros respectively.
According to Bruno Fabbiani, an expert at Turin Polytechnic in holograph technology and printed images, the glasses will enable pilgrims to scrutinize details invisible to the naked eye.
"They allow a three-level perception, although only two filters are employed. Viewers can first detect the blood traces, then the body outline. Finally, a third image, which integrates the previous two, emerges," Fabbiani told reporters.
Scientific interest in the cloth began in 1898, when it was photographed by the lawyer Secondo Pia. The negatives revealed the image of a bearded man with pierced wrists and feet and a bloodstained head.
The cloth underwent carbon-14 dating in 1988. At that time, three reputable laboratories in Oxford, Zurich and Tucson, Ariz., concluded that the linen was a medieval fake dating from 1260 to 1390, and not the burial cloth wrapped around the body of Christ.
However, several shroud scholars, known as sindonologists, argued that no medieval forger could either have produced such an accurate fake or anticipated the invention of photography.
Speculation about the linen cloth, as well as debates over the validity of the carbon-14 tests, continues.
On the eve of the public display, debates have also arisen around the idea of a three-dimensional cloth.
While Father Moreno Filipetto of the Salesian rejected any accusation of "commercialization," stressing the Salesian's interest in Fabbiani's research, the commission in charge of the shroud, which includes church and Turin officials, harshly condemned the initiative, remarking that the 3D glasses won't be sold at any official bookshop in the Cathedral.
"Experts in illumination have been engaged to ensure that pilgrims have the best view possible of the cloth and the image imprinted on it, which cannot be improved with artificial aids," the commission said in a statement.
Kept rolled up in a silver casket, the Turin linen has survived several blazes since its existence was first recorded in France in 1357, including a mysterious fire at Turin Cathedral in 1997.
Officials estimate that at least 2 million pilgrims will see the linen when it goes on display from April 10 to May 23, 2010.The Shroud of Turin, the controversial piece of 14- by 4-foot linen that some believe... more
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Archaeologists have found a burial shroud which they say dates from the same time as Jesus Christ.
The find throws into question whether the Turin Shroud is genuine as the weave on this new shroud is completely different, and much simpler, than that of the Turin Shroud believed to be marked with the face of Christ.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8415377.stmArchaeologists have found a burial shroud which they say dates from the same time as... more
"Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said yesterday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years.
The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of a man with a beard, long hair and the wounds of crucifixion, according to Vatican researchers.
The Shroud, which is kept in the royal chapel of Turin Cathedral, has long been revered as the shroud in which Jesus was buried, although the image only appeared clearly in 1898 when a photographer developed a negative.
Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican Secret Archives, said the Shroud had disappeared in the sack of Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, and did not surface again until the middle of the fourteenth century. Writing in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, Dr Frale said its fate in those years had always puzzled historians.""Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more... more
Pupils at a school in Italy are replacing all their text books with computers for a year - in what is being described as a unique experiment.
Until Wednesday, the Don Milani di Rivoli elementary school was like any other in Italy. Children turned up, got out their books and pens and began the process of learning.
But now, 60 fifth grade pupils and a number of third graders will start using computers only.
The mini laptops, which run Windows software, weigh less than a kilogram, can be dropped from a height of one-and-a-half metres and are waterproof.
Instead of spending the equivalent of $700 (£400) a year on books, the laptops, built by the Italian company Olidata, cost less than $400 (£228).
I'm not sure this is a good initiative. Nowadays, children have plenty of time to familiarise themselves with computers and the Internet while at home. Sure teachers can help them learn how to use these tools safely and efficiently, but perhaps pupils should be spending more time improving their handwriting skills and reading books the old school way.
What do you think?
Pupils at a school in Italy are replacing all their text books with computers for a... more
"Google is to face criminal charges in Italy over a video which appeared on one of its sites showing a disabled teenager being taunted by his peers.
Italian prosecutors have indicated that they will press charges against four Google executives over a video which was posted on one of the search giant's Italian sites in 2006, which showed four youths making fun of a disabled teenager in a classroom in the northern city of Turin.
Magistrates who have recently ended a two-year investigation into the incident claim that the airing of the 191-second clip, which showed the youths making fun of the teenager before hitting him over the head with a box of tissues, amounted to a breach of privacy and was defamatory.
A Google spokesman said today that the company had co-operated fully with the Italian authorities and that it was "disappointed" with the decision to send Google employees to trial."
As for the four teens, charges could be dropped if they show a judge they have straightened themselves out"Google is to face criminal charges in Italy over a video which appeared on one... more
Do you like the sensation of jumping into freezing water? Do your friends make fun of you when they catch you trying to build a sand igloo at the beach? If so your going to love this next Bluelist pod in which Lonely Planet author Sally O'Brien takes us to her top three places to get coolest chills and coldest thrills.Do you like the sensation of jumping into freezing water? Do your friends make fun of... more