Understand that (i) there was no record of such a repair; (ii) the STURP members were not looking for an expert repair; (iii) the image area has always been the main subject of study; (iv) none of the STURP members are textile experts; (v) textile experts concur that it was an exceptionally well-done repair; and (vi) a reweave is intended to not be noticeable even under close inspection.The couple managed to get a scientific paper published and to present their findings at a respected conference. DNA researchers confirmed the skeleton matched a 17th generation descendent of the king. COM photo The identification of King Richard III’s skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.
Forensic pathology is the scientific study of how people are injured or how they die.Autopsies are normally performed by physicians with training in forensic pathology.He knew from having personally examined the Shroud under high magnification that there definitely were no cotton threads and no dye in the area that contained the image.Because Rogers knew he was dying of cancer, he called another member of STURP, photographer Barrie Schwortz, told him his results, Schwortz videotaped interview footage with him, and he prepared a paper and submitted it to a scientific journal five days before his death.When the paper was published, Ray Rogers, the scientist who had taken the photomicrophs, read it and his reaction was, "That's ridiculous! I have sample fibers we took during the examination. " Rogers put a sample under the microscope and got the shock of his career when, instead, he confirmed their theory!
He saw that clearly there were cotton threads interwoven into linen threads and the cotton was dyed to match the linen.
This is possible because linen is highly resistant to dye but cotton is not.
The repair was done so expertly that even under high magnification and close inspection none of the STURP team had noticed any difference.
Louis XVI and Henri IV: In December 2012, scientists from Spain and France authenticated the remains of a rag said to have been dipped in the blood of France’s last absolute monarch, Louis XVI, after his beheading in January 1793.
They linked DNA found in the sample, kept in an ornately-decorated vegetable gourd, to another gruesome artifact: a mummified head believed to belong to Louis’ 17th century predecessor Henri IV.
There is strong, even overwhelming, scientific evidence that the Shroud is genuine.