If the Shroud is one and the same as this object then this would explain why it was kept underground until sufficient time had elapsed and why no explanation for its origins were forthcoming from the aristocratic (and crusader-linked) French family that first exhibited it.
The summary of conclusions reached by the STURP team included this statement: We can conclude for now that the Shroud image is that of a real human form of a scourged, crucified man. The blood stains are composed of hemoglobin and also give a positive test for serum albumin.
The image is an ongoing mystery and until further chemical studies are made, perhaps by this group of scientists, or perhaps by some scientists in the future, the problem remains unsolved.
And now we even know that the shroud could have been in Jerusalem in 33 AD.
Here’s what we should acknowledge that cannot ever be proved: The shroud temporarily covered the mortal remains of Jesus the Christ while He was in the tomb prior to His resurrection.
So much so that a realistic * can be generated from it using simple computer manipulation.
There are blood stains and wounds on the body that are consistent with a crucifixion but with key forensic details that had became unknown once that form of punishment was abandoned in the 4th century.
Rogers also claimed in an interview that he’d come close to proving the shroud was real. Here’s what we think we currently know: The Shroud of Turin once covered the bloodied corpse of a crucified man.
The image on the shroud was created by a still unidentified process. From pollen and flower tests, we also know the shroud was once in or very near to Jerusalem.
After all, test results obtained by careful application of the scientific method are really tough to dispute.