If it is the shroud perhaps it explains the poker holes
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Pam Moon writes:
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Last year I spent a lot of time with the Madrid Skylitzes and I wondered if you would be interested in the image which doesn’t fit at all.
It is one of the finest images in the Madrid Skylitzes and the one every google search picks up.
But it is the equivalent of of putting a modern day company of Navy Seals into a picture of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The army in the image is the Varangian Guard (pg 16/17) It doesn’t fit – it is 160 years out of date.
Is the image actually of the Shroud in the 1036 exposition through the streets of Constantinople which has been redacted by a later copyist to make it fit a wrong part of history?
If it is perhaps it explains the poker holes on the Shroud?
Pam has put together a paper, The Shroud of Turin in Constantinople? Paper I: An analysis of the L Shaped markings on the Shroud of Turin and an examination of the Holy Mandylion and Holy Shroud in the Madrid Skylitzes . Take the time to read it. It is quite fascinating.