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Describing, Step by Step, the Shroud Body Image Formation

by Giovanni Fazio 1,*,†, Giuseppe Mandaglio 2,3,† and Antonio Anastasi 1,†
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Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche ed Informatiche, Scienze Fisiche e Scienze della Terra, Università di Messina, I-98166 Messina, Italy
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Catania, I-95123 Catania, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche e Ambientali, Università di Messina, I-98166 Messina, Italy
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 34-38; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010003
Received: 20 November 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 20 December 2018 / Published: 22 December 2018
In the recent past, we introduced a natural mechanism (stochastic) in the literature to explain the image formation on the Linen of Turin by taking into account the yellowed linen fibrils distribution of the Shroud. In our opinion, a weak energy source like the thermal radiation produced by the enveloped corpse yielded on the linen a latent image, ruled by a stochastic process, and made by small bundles of yellowed fibrils. The image on the Shroud is unique and it appeared later than the blood image with its 2D and 3D characteristics. Moreover, a correlation between the density of yellowed fibrils and the cloth-body distance is present, again proving the action of a stochastic process. In this paper, we would like to discuss, step by step, the whole natural process that occurred in the formation of the Shroud body image. In every case, to confirm our hypothesis of Shroud body image formation, it is necessary to perform experimental investigations in the Forensic Medicine area. View Full-Text
Keywords: Thermal energy; Stochastic process; Yellowed fibrils; Shroud body image formation Thermal energy; Stochastic process; Yellowed fibrils; Shroud body image formation
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Fazio, G.; Mandaglio, G.; Anastasi, A. Describing, Step by Step, the Shroud Body Image Formation. Heritage 2019, 2, 34-38.

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