Organic chemist claims to have reproduced the Shroud of Turin

An Italian scientist claims to have reproduced the image on the Shroud of Turin using only materials and techniques known in the Middle Ages. Luigi Garlaschelli, who will present his findings at a conference, said, "The result obtained clearly indicates that this could be done with the use of inexpensive materials and with a quite simple procedure."

A study was done in the 1980s which dated the linen cloth to between 1260 and 1390. Garlaschelli produced his image by "placing a linen sheet flat over a volunteer and then rubbing it with a pigment containing traces of acid."