Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754


An Object That Puzzles Scientists

G. Fanti
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 July 2012
  •  Published: 30 July 2012



The Turin Shroud (TS) has been religiously defined by the Pope (2010) as “… Mystery of Cross and of Light” evidencing the halo of mystery that surrounds what for many believers is the most important Relic of Christianity. But can the discussion on the TS be only circumscribed around the Religion? Certainly not because this Object has not yet been explained by Science and therefore never reproduced in all its peculiar characteristics (Schwale and Rogers, 1982; Jumper et al., 1984;Fanti et Basso, 2008). This is the reason why the TS is of great interest for physicists and chemists who try to find, from more than one century when S. Pia made the first photograph, an explanation of how the faint body image visible on the TS can be reproduced.