3D image of Shroud of Turin man: This is what Jesus looks like!

In 2015, the scientific unit of the police force in Rome, Italy, used reverse aging software to generate the face of what the man in the Shroud of Turin would look like as a 12-year-old boy. (See “The angelic face of Jesus as a 12-year-old boy”)

He is breathtakingly beautiful.


Now, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurements at the University of Padua, Dr. Giulio Fanti, has created a 3D carbon copy of Jesus from meticulous measurements of the Shroud image.

It is of an “extraordinarily beautiful” man, muscular, with “regal” “majestic” features, and nearly 6 feet tall — 7 inches taller than the average man in the Mediterranean region at the time.

Maria Teresa Martinengo reports for La Stampa (Google Translate), March 20, 2018 that Giulio Fanti leads a team of scientists who have studied the Shroud of Turin for years with the most sophisticated technologies available to science.
Based on the scientists’ measurements of the image on the Shroud, the master sculptor Sergio Rodella created a statue in plaster.

Professor Fanti explains:

“Christian tradition believes that the image that is seen on the Shroud is that of the crucified Jesus. And now science is of this opinion too. For years, using the most sophisticated 3D technologies, we have studied  the image left by the body on the sheet. And the statue is the final result.

This statue is a life-size, three-dimensional representation of the Man of the Shroud, based on the millimetric measurements obtained from the shroud in which the body of Christ was wrapped after the crucifixion.

On the Shroud I counted 370 scourge wounds, without taking into consideration the lateral ones, which are not imprinted into the Shroud because it enveloped only the front and back of the body. We can therefore hypothesize Jesus suffered a total of at least 600 scourges. Moreover, the three-dimensional reconstruction has allowed us to reconstruct that at the time of death, the man of the Shroud has slumped to the right because His right shoulder was dislocated in such a severe way as to damage the nerves.

According to our studies, Jesus was a man of extraordinary beauty (“bellezza straordinaria”). Long-limbed, but very robust; almost six feet tall, while the average height of the time was around 5′ 5″; with a regal and majestic expression.

We therefore believe that we finally have an accurate picture of what Jesus was like on this earth. From now on, it will no longer be possible to portray His image without taking this work into account .”  

H/t Daily Caller and FOTM‘s MCA

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Jude MacAbaech
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Jude MacAbaech

No. If the man executed to make the image on the Shroud is of the exceptional appearance this team of scientists claims, then why was Judas paid 30 pieces of silver to point Jesus out to those arresting Him? Jesus conducted His ministry in a very public manner, so His appearance was known to thousands including those paying Judas his price. The only consistent with Scripture solution is that Jesus looked much like the average Jewish man in Roman occupied Judea roughly 2,000 years ago. The unfortunate man whose image is on the Shroud is most likely a victim of… Read more »

TrailDust
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Jude, you speak with the certainty of an eye witness, which you are not, nor are any of us. Your theory is one possible answer for why Judas needed to identify Jesus, but not the only possible explanation. We live in the era of TV and the internet, and have close up views of many famous people. However, in Jesus’ day a close up view of Him was only possible to those who managed to press in close enough physically.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

After all the testing and several countries coming to the same conclusion. I feel you are incorrect.
A scientist in Colorado Springs also did lots of work on this. The program they did in this is wonderful.

RLJohnson77
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There is no way his hair would have been that color. The Romans paid Judas to take them to Jesus at night. If they arrested Jesus in the daytime, there would have been riots.

J B
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J B

Ridiculous foolishness! The Bible clearly states Yeshua was not handsome. ISA 53:2 “For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground. He hath no form nor comeliness, and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. ” He was from Galilee NOT European with the sharp Anglo features shown on the fake shroud. Would G-D leave an image for people to give devotion or worship to after what happened with the snake on the pole? I think not. Come out of Babylon (RCC)!… Read more »

TrailDust
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J B, Isaiah 53 describes how the Messiah looked on the day He was crucified. After hours of beatings and scourging even the best looking person would look ugly. And why do you assume that we look to the shroud as an idol? The risk exists, but the unstable can even turn reliable verses of scripture into their own special form of heresy. I am convinced that this was left behind to encourage the church, especially in this very dark era.

Alison S. (@aliesnell)
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BIBLE MEANT NO BEAUTY IN THAT PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO BANG HIM AND YET HE IS BEAUTIFUL. I SAW HIM WHEN I WAS A CHILD THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING TO WHAT I REMEBER SEEING COMPARED TO EVERY OTHER DEPICTION AND THESE FEATURES ARE NOT EUROPEN HOWEVER IT WOULD BEHOOVE YOU TO KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE AT THAT TIME WERE LIGHTER COMPLECTED THAN OTHERS. I REMEMBER JESUS HAVING OLIVE SKIN WARM HAZEL EYES AND BROWN HAIR THE SUN WAS SHINING ON HIM SO HIS HEAD HAIR APPEARED LIGHTER THAN HIS BEARD. MANY PEOPLE AT THAT TIME HAD MIXED FEATURES. TONS… Read more »

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V

Great work!
Also, the radiation theory is most compelling, explaining the burnt in image on the cloth without catching fire.

whisperingsage1
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Here’s what’s wrong with the shroud of Turin man theory, the Bible says His beard was pulled out, it also says there were two linens , one for the head and one for the body. So it may have been someone else but it wasn’t Jesus. Also in 1 Corinthians 7 and 14 says it is a shame for man to have long hair.

TrailDust
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“His beard was pulled out,” does not lead to the conclusion that it was all removed like a rough shave. As for 1 Corinthians 7 and 14, there is much to be said, but nothing to conclusively rule out the length of hair on the man in the shroud.

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Maryaha
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I’ve believed the Shroud of Turin to be the real burial cloth of Christ since the first time I saw it and read about it. Time and further research and discoveries have only strengthened my belief that it is genuine. There was a documentary that came out about six years or so ago, entitled “The Real Face of Jesus”. It showcased the work of Ray Downing, an Emmy award winning 3D computer graphics artist. It was on, believe it or not, the History Channel. But I also purchased a video of it for my mom, and the one from the… Read more »

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

I do think it is possible, for what ever reason/s for the image of the shroud to be exaggerated. As pleasing as it may be to visualize our Savior in such an Angelic form, it does no one justice to be so ‘liberal’ in interpreting the words (such as in Isaiah:53) in which we must place our faith. After all the power of our lord is not in his physical body.

Beverly
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Beverly

I just watched the movie, “Heaven is for Real” in which a girl drew a picture of Jesus that was verified by a boy on a different continent as the same person he saw. Can not post the movie photo here, but if you compare the pictures, they are not too different from the shroud replication. One has brown eyes, the orher blue/green, but I question how eye color could be surmised from the shroud.

Beverly
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Beverly
Steven Broiles
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This representation resembles David Copperfield, to some degree. (Which is not a bad thing at all, as I think Copperfield is aesthetically good-looking.)

vistabee1
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vistabee1

Thank you for posting the picture.

Seumas
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Seumas

The person of whom you speak is akiane kramarik, whose mother was apparently part of an urantia sect (urantia is an occult pseudo-christian religion that even attempts to supercede the Bible with the urantia book, a “channeled” book by the seventh day adventist william sadler and wilfred kellogg, a relation of the eugenicist & circumcision popularizer/fanatic john harvey kellogg, which itself seems to have some basis in a previous work, known as oahspe, a “channeled” book written with a typewriter, which itself may have been influenced considerably by spiritualist andrew jackson davis’ “the principles of nature, her divine revelations, and… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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It’s good that posts like these divide, at times, and do not unite, for this reason. Posts on Jesus tend to separate the sheep from the goats: The haters really come out of the woodwork. Yes, Our Lord CAN take care of Himself. But we need to defend not only His Sacred Honor, but show the world what faith we have. And this is what sends the haters into a downward spiral of rage: Irritated that we honor Christ, they become enraged at something they cannot stand. They demand that we keep our mouths shut. And why is that—so they… Read more »

TrailDust
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Thank you for this, Dr. Eowyn! For several reasons, I arrived at Easter Sunday in an emotionally and spiritually exhausted condition this year. Your article has really helped me. And, I am very happy to see that Jim Caviezel has proven to be an amazingly accurate choice for the role of Jesus. As an artist I have long struggled with how to portray our Lord, not wanting to be presumptuous about His appearance. This is wonderful.

chemtrailssuck
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I hear you, I felt the same way myself. “God’s mercy and grace are always available to us. However, we need to receive and find them by exercising our spirit to come to the throne of grace and contact our High Priest, who is touched with the feeling of all our weaknesses.” One simple, yet effective way to exercise our spirit to receive mercy and grace is by calling on the name of Jesus. Romans 10:12 tells us He is “rich to all who call upon Him,” and Psalm 86:3 says He is “abundant in loving-kindness to all who call… Read more »

TrailDust
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This wasn’t exactly photography, because the energy that left this imprint was way beyond the common energy of light. But it’s not too big a jump to call the shroud history’s first photographic negative…

stlonginus
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Stunning depiction of our Lord Jesus as a child.
I just purchased a copy of Wilcox’ book on the Shroud.

molly
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molly

I found this last week. What a beautiful thing to be thinking about!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHxvUP3k_vg

Seumas
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Seumas

The only real contention I’d have here is that the rendering is of a very white/caucasian looking child, and my understanding is that Christ was semitic, having tan skin, dark hair & eyes, going strictly by what is related in the NT. I don’t know if the shroud is authentic or not, personally, but then perhaps I am in the minority here in that I don’t see why it is so important to assert that it is, if it did turn out to be a work of art, what is the loss? If it did turn out to be authentic,… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

It doesn’t matter to me how he looked, if he was tall if he was dark skinned, why try to put a face on him, HE WAS and HE IS, To me He is a divine being, HE, WHO TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, he died for us and so from the moment he was born until he died has been a mystery and I do believe it is to be that way, no matter how much it is analyzed with modern instruments -HE WANTED IT this way so he could be EVER PRESENT TO men till the… Read more »

Paul G
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Paul G

A bit carried away with knee-jerk anger there.
A little gentle Grace would have sufficed, friend.
Whether we have a face for Christ, or one from our own imaginations, or none but an imposible to achieve lack of image due to being ultra impossibly holy, it does not matter.
God is good, His Grace abounds, and people’s sin is forgiven when we truly repent and place our faith in Him.
There’s no need to worry about these matters. Trust God, have Faith, be gentle in spirit. He is capable of winning His own battles, and we are not.

RLJohnson77
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There is no way his hair would have been that color.

Paul G
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Paul G

It was and is not uncommon for natives of Palestine/Israel to have had light to reddish hair. Many Hebraic folk were known for sandy colored hair. However, to be fair to your point or any point of hair or skin color, evidence would be needed to really portray this accurately. For now we simply take those matters with a pinch of salt and see how things develope and hope racists from all and any agendas don’t run with the “baton”. For now, we don’t know what color His skin or hair would have been, although, in all likelihood, His hair… Read more »

Paul G
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Paul G

As a believer in Christ I always found the matter of the shroud to be dubious. Perhapd even a grossly explotative manipulation of the vulnerable and superstitious and idolatotory aspect of human nature. And ranked it up there with UFO stories, ghost stories, and conspiracy theories, and the like. However, if indeed the research so far upon the original shroud by relevant scientific experts and professionals is for real, then I’d be happy to accept that evidence. Although we must also consider, that as with all science and research, we sometimes find that new findings may contradict older findings, like,… Read more »

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