Television documentary claims Turin Shroud was faked by da Vinci
Published on July 1st, 2009 | by Admin0
A new television documentary is claiming that Leonardo da Vinci faked the Turin Shroud using pioneering photographic techniques and a sculpture of his own head.
The claims is made in a Channel Five documentary, to be shown on Wednesday night, that describes how da Vinci could have scorched his facial features on to the linen of the Shroud using a sculpture of his face and a camera obscura – an early photographic device.
The programme says the fabric could have been hung over a frame in a blacked-out room and coated it with silver sulphate, a substance readily available in 15th century Italy which would have made it light-sensitive. When the sun’s rays passed through a lens in one of the walls, da Vinci’s facial shape would have been projected on to the material, creating a permanent image.