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Crucifixion Evidence Debunks Turin ‘Shroud’

As if there were not already enough evidence debunking the Shroud of Turin—the historical record, a forger’s confession, tempera paint, and multiple carbon-dating tests—now new evidence further discredits the authenticity of the reputed burial cloth of Jesus.

The new finding is the 2,000-yearold skeletal remains of a crucified Roman. It was reported on Live Science (“How Jesus Died: Rare Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Found” by Tom Metcalf, https://www.LiveScience. com/62727-jesus-roman-crucifixion-found.html). The June 4 article de-scribed examination of the bones (originally discovered in 2007 near Venice) as revealing a lesion together with an unhealed fracture located on one heel bone. The discovery is quite revealing because it is consistent with the only other apparent crucifixion wound known to archaeology.

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