This is not new, but seems to have been extensively updated in January of 2023. Some people may not aware that Wikipedia has broken up what was at one time a single article on the Shroud of Turin into several more manageably-sized articles. Overall, I think this is probably a good idea. They have been adding some neat-and-short tables of contents, as well. For instance, see the table of contents for Fringe Theories duplicated at the bottom of this post.
While this may be a good idea, it is a bit daunting when you look at the results of a simple Google search, as shown here. This could be particularly so for a student exploring the subject for the first time:
Shroud of Turin – Wikipedia – The Shroud of Turin (Italian: Sindone di Torino), also known as the Holy Shroud is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man.
Radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin – Wikipedia – The Shroud of Turin, a linen cloth that tradition associates with the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, has undergone numerous scientific tests, the most …
Fringe theories about the Shroud of Turin – Wikipedia – The Shroud of Turin is a length of linen cloth bearing the imprint of the image of a man, and is believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus.
Shroud of Turin Research Project – Wikipedia – The Shroud of Turin Research Project (often abbreviated as STURP) refers to a team of scientists which performed a set of experiments and analyses on the …
History of the Shroud of Turin – Wikipedia – The History of the Shroud of Turin begins in the year 1390 AD, when Bishop Pierre d’Arcis wrote a memorandum where he charged that the Shroud was a forgery.
Conservation-restoration of the Shroud of Turin – Wikipedia – During its history, the Shroud of Turin has been subjected to repairs and restoration, such as after the fire which damaged it in 1532.
Sudarium of Oviedo – Wikipedia – The Sudarium of Oviedo, or Shroud of Oviedo, is a bloodstained piece of cloth measuring c. … Comparison to the Shroud of Turin.
I notice, too, that their use of photographs is expanding and that they seem to be revising the copyright statements for all of them:
This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason . . . The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that “faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain“. This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States.
Table of Contents for Fringe Theories article:
- Fringe speculations about early artworks and relics
- Defective sample theories
- Statistical analyses
- Vanillin loss theory
- Claims of writing on the Shroud
- Images of coins theory
- Pollens and images of flowers theory
- 3D Imaging
- Energy source theories
- Burial ointments theory
- Other theories
- See also