Hazel Torres via Christian Today:
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The revered Shroud of Turin, which some Christians believe is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, may have come from India and transported to its current home in Turin, Italy, a group of Italian researchers said.
In a study published in RealClearScience.com, the researchers said the 14-foot-long garment contains DNA from plants found “all over Earth.”
“Here we report the main findings from the analysis of genomic DNA extracted from dust particles vacuumed from parts of the body image and the lateral edge used for radiocarbon dating,” said Dr. Gianni Barcaccia, a plant genetics and genomics professor at the University of Padova in Italy, in a paper he co-authored with his colleagues.
The researchers said they sequenced the DNA of pollen and dust found on the shroud and discovered several plant groups native to the Mediterranean.