What Jesus Really Looked Like: In 2018, A 3D Copy Was Presented In Italy Using The Shroud Of Turin

Date July 3, 2019 17:52

The Shroud of Turin, which is said to have wrapped Jesus Christ after he was taken off the cross, is about two thousand years old. Over the years, the burial shroud has been studied by scientists using cutting-edge technologies to establish its authenticity.

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The latest software has enabled researchers to make a 3D image of Jesus Christ using the shroud. For several years, Professor Giulio Fanti from the University of Padua has been engaged in creating such a “carbon copy.”

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Specializing in measurement methodology, he recreated a 3D full-scale image of a man who was wrapped in the shroud. In 2018, he showed the result to his colleagues, claiming that this is the way to portray Jesus Christ in all subsequent images.

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According to Giulio Fanti’s research, the crucified man was of extraordinary beauty with magnificent and expressive facial features. He was strong and quite tall – around 5'11" – while the average people living in that area at that time were only about 5 foot 1. Also, modern computer technology enabled examining the state of the body surface – the scientists counted about 370 wounds, presumably from scourging.

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And this is only on the part of the body that came into contact with the fabric, that is, on the front and back. It is likely that there were more signs of beatings on the sides of the body, with the total estimated number of wounds reaching 600. The sculptor tried to realistically portray them as well as the marks from the nails driven into the body.

One more thing discovered on the basis of the available data indicates a serious dislocation of the right shoulder and injured nerves.

It can be assumed that there will be opponents who will question Professor Fanti’s conclusions. In any case, the presence of the Shroud of Turin is an invaluable material for researchers and an indisputable sacred object for believers.