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Botany of the Shroud of Turin and
Shroud of Turin: The Holographic Experience
Monday, August 18, 2008 - View archived broadcast on HEC-TV


Dr. Petrus Soons and Dr. Avinoam Danin stand before the Shroud of Turin.
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Listen to interview with Dr. Danin on NPR.

View an HEC-TV archived broadcast of a lecture by Dr. Avinoam Danin and Dr. Petrus Soons on the Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Dr. Danin is co-author of the Flora of the Shroud of Turin. Using photographs of the shroud taken in 1978, Danin recently discovered over 300 flowers and plant parts on the head area of the cloth. He has also has studied botanical evidence of a “crown of thorns” and other flowers on the garment .

Dr. Soons’s three-dimensional holograms of the shroud offer another view. Soon's work involves the digitization of shroud photographs taken in 1931. Soons enhanced the original photos to improve details—resulting in a three-dimensional (3-D) holographic images of the shroud. This unprecedented new view of the artifact yielded the discovery of previously unseen details, confirmation of many previous findings, and a few surprises.

Botany of the Shroud of Turin and
The Shroud of Turin: the Holographic Experience
Monday, August 18
5:30 p.m. — Free
Shoenberg Theater
in Ridgway Visitors Center (main entrance)

Online Broadcast Information
View this lecture, courtesy the Higher Education Channel: HEC-TV.