Perhaps, in the future, a method of dating will be discovered that doesn’t destroy the sample and the church will relent. It has been described as a huge version of an octopus or squid.
Legends have even claimed the terrifying sea creature measured one-mile long.
The mummy ended up in Meeteetse, Wyoming, at a local drug store where it was shown as an attraction for several years before it was bought by Ivan T. The mummy was then passed on to Leonard Wadler, a New York businessman and its present location is unknown.
Believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, but held only as a religious article of historical significance by skeptics, the Shroud of Turin has captivated scholars and scientists alike due to its mysterious nature.
Some Christians believe the image was transferred from Jesus’ body onto the cloth with a release of “divine light” or energy upon his resurrection.
However, this dating is at odds with later historical record, as well as the modern scientific research on the artifact. As a Catholic kid, we had prayerbookmarks of this image, of His face, that even in the 60s were very clear, and there exist full-sized reproductions of the photographs printed as positives, because I saw one myself, in India as it happens, in the 1980s.New DNA tests add to the body of research that only serves to highlight the strange, unexplained origins of the shroud.