Back Cover – The Shroud of Turin

Fanti | Malfi
Giulio Fanti | Pierandrea Malfi
With an in-depth study by Marco Conca
The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud
of
Turin
F I R S T C E N T U R Y A F T E R C H R I S T !
This is one of the books John [Jackson] may have had in mind for publication after hundreds of man-years of
collective research even two thousand years after the death of Jesus. It is unique in the depth of material covered
that supports dating the Shroud progressively back to the first century.
Robert W. Siefker
The Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, USA
Prof. Fanti’s new book is a major new work in the field of literature on the Shroud. It is of great value as it
provides the details and results of very interesting new research for which Fanti has been responsible. It is an
essential addition to any library or collection of written work on the Shroud of Turin.
Mark Oxley
Author of The Challenge of the Shroud
After decades of dedicated research, Prof. Fanti and his colleagues have developed a new scientific method
to date ancient linen, whose result is consistent with the extensive scientific and medical evidence derived from
the unique Shroud of Turin. Fanti’s result is also completely different from the Shroud’s medieval C-14 dating,
constituting the first direct scientific challenge to the dating of this famous cloth.
Mark Antonacci
Author of The Resurrection of the Shroud
Test The Shroud Foundation
The chapter on numismatic investigation is very interesting because it gives a very clear indication that the
Shroud existed before the period between 1260 and 1390 AD, established by the radiocarbon dating tests. The
book is highly recommended.
Petrus Soons
Shroud Researcher from Panama
Fanti, for first time, experimentally proves that the threads of the Shroud can be 2000 years old. This book is
a good opportunity to be updated on the knowledge of the Holy Shroud.
Cèsar Barta
Centro Español de Sindonologia, Spain
The Shroud of Turin is the most important and studied relic in the world. The many scientific studies on the
relic until today have failed to provide conclusive answers about the identity of the enveloped man and
the dynamics regarding the image impressed therein. Easy to comprehend, this book not only addresses
these issues in a scientific and objective manner but also leads the reader through new search paths. Many
books on the theme have been already published, but none of them contains such a formidable quantity of
scientific news and reports, the most important of which is the following: The result of the 1988 radiocarbon
dating is statistically wrong and three other new dating methods demonstrate that the Shroud has an age
compatible with the epoch in which Jesus Christ lived in Palestine. A numismatic analysis performed on
Byzantine gold coins confirms this result. This book is, therefore, very important with respect to the Turin
Shroud. It is unique in its genre and a very useful tool for those who want to study the subject deeply.
Giulio Fanti is associate professor of mechanical and thermal measurements at the
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy. Since 1997 he has directed
his interest to the Shroud, especially with reference to the still scientifically inexplicable
body image impressed on it. Prof. Fanti was responsible for a university research project
concerning the most important relic of Christianity and has headed for more than 10 years
the Shroud Science Group, consisting of about 140 dedicated scientists. He has published
more than 170 scientific articles in international journals and has authored 8 books and over
50 scientific articles on the Shroud.
Pierandrea Malfi holds a master’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering from the
University of Padua, Italy. His thesis was based on the mechanical dating of textile fibers,
whose results have also been published in scientific journals. He has set up and computerized
the Antonio Maria Traversi Physics Museum of Marco Foscarini High School in Venice, Italy,
of which he has been scientific curator for more than 10 years.
ISBN 978-981-4669-12-2
V482
Fanti | Malfi
Giulio Fanti | Pierandrea Malfi
With an in-depth study by Marco Conca
The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud
of
Turin
F I R S T C E N T U R Y A F T E R C H R I S T !
This is one of the books John [Jackson] may have had in mind for publication after hundreds of man-years of
collective research even two thousand years after the death of Jesus. It is unique in the depth of material covered
that supports dating the Shroud progressively back to the first century.
Robert W. Siefker
The Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, USA
Prof. Fanti’s new book is a major new work in the field of literature on the Shroud. It is of great value as it
provides the details and results of very interesting new research for which Fanti has been responsible. It is an
essential addition to any library or collection of written work on the Shroud of Turin.
Mark Oxley
Author of The Challenge of the Shroud
After decades of dedicated research, Prof. Fanti and his colleagues have developed a new scientific method
to date ancient linen, whose result is consistent with the extensive scientific and medical evidence derived from
the unique Shroud of Turin. Fanti’s result is also completely different from the Shroud’s medieval C-14 dating,
constituting the first direct scientific challenge to the dating of this famous cloth.
Mark Antonacci
Author of The Resurrection of the Shroud
Test The Shroud Foundation
The chapter on numismatic investigation is very interesting because it gives a very clear indication that the
Shroud existed before the period between 1260 and 1390 AD, established by the radiocarbon dating tests. The
book is highly recommended.
Petrus Soons
Shroud Researcher from Panama
Fanti, for first time, experimentally proves that the threads of the Shroud can be 2000 years old. This book is
a good opportunity to be updated on the knowledge of the Holy Shroud.
Cèsar Barta
Centro Español de Sindonologia, Spain
The Shroud of Turin is the most important and studied relic in the world. The many scientific studies on the
relic until today have failed to provide conclusive answers about the identity of the enveloped man and
the dynamics regarding the image impressed therein. Easy to comprehend, this book not only addresses
these issues in a scientific and objective manner but also leads the reader through new search paths. Many
books on the theme have been already published, but none of them contains such a formidable quantity of
scientific news and reports, the most important of which is the following: The result of the 1988 radiocarbon
dating is statistically wrong and three other new dating methods demonstrate that the Shroud has an age
compatible with the epoch in which Jesus Christ lived in Palestine. A numismatic analysis performed on
Byzantine gold coins confirms this result. This book is, therefore, very important with respect to the Turin
Shroud. It is unique in its genre and a very useful tool for those who want to study the subject deeply.
Giulio Fanti is associate professor of mechanical and thermal measurements at the
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy. Since 1997 he has directed
his interest to the Shroud, especially with reference to the still scientifically inexplicable
body image impressed on it. Prof. Fanti was responsible for a university research project
concerning the most important relic of Christianity and has headed for more than 10 years
the Shroud Science Group, consisting of about 140 dedicated scientists. He has published
more than 170 scientific articles in international journals and has authored 8 books and over
50 scientific articles on the Shroud.
Pierandrea Malfi holds a master’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering from the
University of Padua, Italy. His thesis was based on the mechanical dating of textile fibers,
whose results have also been published in scientific journals. He has set up and computerized
the Antonio Maria Traversi Physics Museum of Marco Foscarini High School in Venice, Italy,
of which he has been scientific curator for more than 10 years.
ISBN 978-981-4669-12-2
V482
Fanti | Malfi
Giulio Fanti | Pierandrea Malfi
With an in-depth study by Marco Conca
The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud
of
Turin
F I R S T C E N T U R Y A F T E R C H R I S T !
This is one of the books John [Jackson] may have had in mind for publication after hundreds of man-years of
collective research even two thousand years after the death of Jesus. It is unique in the depth of material covered
that supports dating the Shroud progressively back to the first century.
Robert W. Siefker
The Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, USA
Prof. Fanti’s new book is a major new work in the field of literature on the Shroud. It is of great value as it
provides the details and results of very interesting new research for which Fanti has been responsible. It is an
essential addition to any library or collection of written work on the Shroud of Turin.
Mark Oxley
Author of The Challenge of the Shroud
After decades of dedicated research, Prof. Fanti and his colleagues have developed a new scientific method
to date ancient linen, whose result is consistent with the extensive scientific and medical evidence derived from
the unique Shroud of Turin. Fanti’s result is also completely different from the Shroud’s medieval C-14 dating,
constituting the first direct scientific challenge to the dating of this famous cloth.
Mark Antonacci
Author of The Resurrection of the Shroud
Test The Shroud Foundation
The chapter on numismatic investigation is very interesting because it gives a very clear indication that the
Shroud existed before the period between 1260 and 1390 AD, established by the radiocarbon dating tests. The
book is highly recommended.
Petrus Soons
Shroud Researcher from Panama
Fanti, for first time, experimentally proves that the threads of the Shroud can be 2000 years old. This book is
a good opportunity to be updated on the knowledge of the Holy Shroud.
Cèsar Barta
Centro Español de Sindonologia, Spain
The Shroud of Turin is the most important and studied relic in the world. The many scientific studies on the
relic until today have failed to provide conclusive answers about the identity of the enveloped man and
the dynamics regarding the image impressed therein. Easy to comprehend, this book not only addresses
these issues in a scientific and objective manner but also leads the reader through new search paths. Many
books on the theme have been already published, but none of them contains such a formidable quantity of
scientific news and reports, the most important of which is the following: The result of the 1988 radiocarbon
dating is statistically wrong and three other new dating methods demonstrate that the Shroud has an age
compatible with the epoch in which Jesus Christ lived in Palestine. A numismatic analysis performed on
Byzantine gold coins confirms this result. This book is, therefore, very important with respect to the Turin
Shroud. It is unique in its genre and a very useful tool for those who want to study the subject deeply.
Giulio Fanti is associate professor of mechanical and thermal measurements at the
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy. Since 1997 he has directed
his interest to the Shroud, especially with reference to the still scientifically inexplicable
body image impressed on it. Prof. Fanti was responsible for a university research project
concerning the most important relic of Christianity and has headed for more than 10 years
the Shroud Science Group, consisting of about 140 dedicated scientists. He has published
more than 170 scientific articles in international journals and has authored 8 books and over
50 scientific articles on the Shroud.
Pierandrea Malfi holds a master’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering from the
University of Padua, Italy. His thesis was based on the mechanical dating of textile fibers,
whose results have also been published in scientific journals. He has set up and computerized
the Antonio Maria Traversi Physics Museum of Marco Foscarini High School in Venice, Italy,
of which he has been scientific curator for more than 10 years.
ISBN 978-981-4669-12-2
V482