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.