Sudarium of oviedo carbon dating
Some Shroud doubters go further; they attempt to speculate on the identity of the man so cruelly crucified to achieve the “fraudulent” image.
While historians sift through lurid alternative theories about crucified Templars and a Masonic Grail, ongoing artistic studies and forensic pathology research on the Shroud of Turin still suggest it may truly be an artifact of first-century Palestine.
Philip “the Presbyter,” a leader of the Christian community in Palestine, fled Jerusalem with the oak chest when Chosroes II, king of Persia, sacked the holy city in 614 A. John the Almoner, bishop of Alexandria, welcomed Philip and his precious cargo.
When the Persian invasion continued into Egypt, the chest was said to have accompanied the faithful into Spain, where St. In 657, according to Pelayo, the ark traveled north to Toledo where it was protected until 718. Later kings built Oviedo’s cathedral of San Salvador (Holy Savior) around this tiny chapel. Rafael Somoano, the current dean of the cathedral, summarizes the contents of a document recording a second opening of the reliquary at Easter in 1075 by King Alfonso VI, his sister, Doña Urraca, and Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, popularly known as El Cid, the Spanish hero: They prepared all 40 days of Lent with prayer, fasting and penance.
According to Pelayo, the ark remained in Jerusalem for the first 500 years following the resurrection.
Ah yes – one of Jones’s favourite expressions – what he calls killing (as distinct from shooting) the fox. There is, needless to say, absolutely NO CORRESPONDENCE whatsoever – but that’s the least of his problems as far as equating a burial cloth with a face cloth, both supposedly draped over the same part of the anatomy, and presumably competing for quality image time .
s recent article on the Shroud of Turin by Jim Graves, which now has well over a 150 comments.
The “Other” Shroud of Christ (April 1, 2001) A little-known relic in Oviedo, Spain, called the Sudarium, the cloth said to have covered Jesus’ face after He was crucified, may be the key to unveiling the mystery of the Shroud of Turin.
The history and scientific findings respecting the Sudarium, often called the “Cloth of Oviedo,” provide an unfolding story that rivals the most pious fiction.