I’ve taken excerpts of an article written by Lucandrea Massaro, and published on the Aleteia on March 28, 2018.
This 3D “carbon copy” of Jesus was created using the Shroud of Turin. “We believe that we have the precise image of what Jesus looked like on this earth,” said Professor Giulio Fanti of the University of Padua. He revealed: “According to our studies, Jesus was a man of extraordinary beauty. Long-limbed, but very robust, he was nearly 5 ft. 11 in. tall, whereas the average height at the time was around 5 ft. 5 in. And he had a regal and majestic expression.”
“On the Shroud,” the professor explains, “I counted 370 wounds from the flagellation. In addition, the three-dimensional reconstruction has made it possible to discover that at the moment of his death, the man of the Shroud sagged down towards the right, because his right shoulder was dislocated so seriously as to injure the nerves.”
While belief in the Shroud is not obligatory, even for Christians, the exceptionality of that piece of linen remains there to challenge our understanding and our certainties, almost like a certain Jesus of Nazareth, who challenged our certainties by loving his persecutors, forgiving them from the cross, and conquering death, 2,000 years ago …
Click on the following link to retrieve the full article.
This is a picture of the Aleteia article. One can click on the right top corner of the picture to launch a slideshow.