These include Nyoscyamus aureus, Artemisia herba-alba and Onosma syriacum. Image on the Shroud The shadowy image on the shroud is, of course, its most unique and enigmatic feature.
It displays the complete dorsal and frontal image of a severely abused and crucified individual of Semitic characteristics who was laid on the proximal portion of the cloth with the distal portion folded over the head and extended over the body thus creating, through some as yet unexplained chemical or physical process, two "head to head" images of the back and front.
It is time for me to declare my own belief that the shroud is authentic.
The man has obviously been crucified, with horrendous wounds to the wrists and feet.
The evidence for the Shrouds genuineness has been accumulating now for 40 years.
Some readers who have been intrigued, and perhaps impressed, by the body of evidence presented on this site, may wonder why I have included a page on the Shroud of Turin. Most importantly, I only present evidence I find compelling.
Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist?
Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud.