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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1980
  • pp: 1930–1936

Ultraviolet–visible reflectance and fluorescence spectra of the Shroud of Turin

Roger Gilbert, Jr. and Marion M. Gilbert  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 1930-1936 (1980)

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The Shroud of Turin is a partially scorched linen cloth containing an apparently bloodstained sepia image of a man lying in a state of repose. It is believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. A team of scientists, under the auspices of The Shroud of Turin Research Project, Inc., performed nondestructive measurements on the Shroud with electromagnetic energy from x ray to the IR to develop data leading to the analysis of the substances making up the body image stains and bloodstains. Presented here are UV–visible reflectance and fluoroescence spectra of the sepia body image area and scorched and bloodstained areas on the shroud.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 29, 1980
Published: June 15, 1980

Roger Gilbert and Marion M. Gilbert, "Ultraviolet–visible reflectance and fluorescence spectra of the Shroud of Turin," Appl. Opt. 19, 1930-1936 (1980)

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