The position of the body with hands crossed on the stomach is coordinated to the Jewish tradition of a burial. Only contrary to the Jewish practice, the body was not washed, but was anointed with a large quantity of expensive ointment and hastily wrapped up in the funeral cloth. A sunset was approaching and together with it the Great Sabbath was that is why the funeral rite wasn't complete. It was the reason why the women came to the tomb again after feasts for complete the anointing and wrap the body (Mark 16:1,2). But the body wasn't there...
1969 the scientists constantly carried out the researches of the Shroud. The
expert from the Ghent Institute of Textile Technology, Professor Gilbert Raes
took for his experiments the samples of strings of the Shroud. The examination
showed that it was flax. The microscopic examination found the traces of cotton,
that proof that on a weaver's machine cotton fabrics had been produced also. The
analysis of cotton showed that a kind of it is grown on the eastern
Mediterranean. Raes came to conclusion that the
fabric was made in the Near East.
Swiss criminologist, Dr Max Frei, took samples of some of the particles adhering
to the cloth and was able to identify the smallest particles of the mineral, the
fragments of hair and fibers deriving from plants, bacterial spores, spores from
mosses and fungi, and pollen grains from flowering plants. He proved that some
pollen belongs to the flowers growing only in the areas of Jerusalem. The
conclusion of the scientist: the Shroud came from the
March 1977 in the United States there was a scientific conference on the
research of the Turin Shroud. Besides the
representatives of the clergy scientists of various directions, including
the US Atomic Energy Commission, the
spectroscopy division of the Los Alamos Laboratory and
others took part in it.
physicist Dr John Jackson and the aerodynamicist Dr Eric Jumper, using the technology
of the three-dimensional image, proved that the image on the shroud was
created not due to the direct contact with body, but to some radiation of the
body, as the intensity of the image on the Shroud depends on the size of degree
between body and fabric at examining the image in the three-dimensional sight.