And this is why we’ll never get to the real truth about the shroud. This appeared as the Letter of the Week in The Southern Cross: Southern Africa’s Catholic Weekly:
The outline of a coin of the period with the name of Emperor Tiberius partially visible can even be seen covering one of the eyes, a custom prevalent for keeping the eyes of a corpse closed.
The Shroud also seems to have a kind of X-ray quality, for teeth can partially be seen showing through the slightly open lips.
Less delicately, below the joined hands, the penis tip of one who had been circumcised is visible.
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Imprints seen under magnification on the Shroud reveal those of flowers and spices used in the Jewish burial procedure.
Has there ever been a single, undeniable, unmistakable photograph of any of these things on the shroud?