A remarkable new study looking at the markings on the controversial Shroud of Turin may shed new light on their origin.
Researchers in Italy say that an examination of the Shroud's fibers revealed that they contain 'nanoparticles' which seem to strengthen the case that the cloth was once wrapped around a victim of torture.
According to their study, these tiny particles feature biological elements that sport chemical signatures, specifically creatinine and ferritin, indicative of someone who has suffered repeated traumas rather than having come from a healthy human being.
The very presence of blood traces on the Shroud strongly challenges the contention of skeptics that the visage seen on the cloth is merely a painting.
More on this intriguing development in the long-standing mystery of the Shroud at the Coast to Coast AM website.