> No one has come up with anything remotely capable of explaining how a painter from the Middle Ages could have faked this kind of double image
Hmmm. How about this: the painter painted both sides?
Not exactly challenging... just paint one side, hold up to the light, paint the other side. Easy.
Right, except he had to paint it without paint or pigment or dyes or colorants of any kind. He would have needed a microscope and a single fiber paintbrush thinner than a human hair. The color is within a thin carbohydrate film that is 180 to 600 nanometers thick on fibers that average 13 microns in diameter (human hair is 100 microns). It is superficial to the topmost crown fibers on both sides of the cloth. There are no visible concentrations of paint on the Shroud. Period.
posted on 04/13/2004 3:40:03 PM PDT
NO ONE believes that the image was painted - even those who do not believe it is a true death shroud acknowledge it could not have been painted.
posted on 04/13/2004 4:17:42 PM PDT
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