Marking the 90-year anniversary of when the Shroud of Turin - believed to have been used in the burial of Jesus - was first put on display in 400 years, artificial intelligence has been used to show perhaps the clearest view of what Jesus actually looked like, Knewz.com has learned.
When the relic was put on display for the first time in 400 years, more than 25,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin to view it. It is believed by many that the shroud was wrapped around Jesus after his crucifixion, leaving his blood stained on the 14-foot cloth.
However, there are many skeptics who believe the idea of the shroud being linked to Jesus is a mere scam.
French bishop Pierre d'Arcis was one skeptic. He wrote to Pope Clement VII in 1390, saying the shroud was merely "a clever sleight of hand." He claimed that someone was "falsely declaring this was the actual shroud in which Jesus was enfolded in the tomb."
"[The purpose] is to attract the multitude so that money might cunningly be wrung from them," d'Arcis wrote.
Plenty of research has gone into the shroud, with some having claimed it was dated to between 1260 A.D. and 1390 A.D.
Also, in 1979, the Turin Commission claimed the stains on the shroud were not even blood. It argued that the marks left behind were merely pigment.
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More recently, in 2018, forensic scientists claimed the shroud was artificially created, according to the journal of Forensic Science.
Nonetheless, the Roman Catholic Church has not made a clear determination of its beliefs regarding the relic.
Christians all over the world believe Jesus is the son of God who died for our sins and one day will return to earth.
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